Program Manager, Experiential Programs & Social Innovation

Katherine is responsible for assisting in the planning and management of educational and co-curricular undergraduate and graduate student programs in social innovation and social entrepreneurship at Duke I&E. This includes providing coaching and support to student organizations and social impact ventures, leading Duke’s participation in the Clinton Global Initiative University program, helping lead Duke’s participation in the Ashoka U Changemaker Campus Consortium, planning and running both large and small-scale events, sourcing and cultivating community partner relationships, as well as managing and co-leading the DukeEngage Detroit summer program, which she co-founded.

Prior to joining the Innovation & Entrepreneurship Initiative, Katherine’s post-undergraduate career has included a variety of experiences, including marketing and event planning with the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund in New York City, photography and aesthetic design for Niemann Capital, LLC, and ski instructing at Deer Valley Resort in Park City, Utah. She began at Duke as a Development Assistant in the Major Gifts Office where and then served as the Program Manager for the Enterprising Leadership Initiative (a branch of the Hart Leadership Program) at Duke’s Sanford School of Public Policy. During that time, Katherine managed three ELI initiatives: the ELI Summer Internship Program, “DukeEngage Boston”, the ELI Project Incubator, and ELI alumni initiatives.

Katherine is a native of Durham, N.C. She graduated from Elon University in 2009 with a BA in Strategic Communications and minors in both Political Science and Art. Katherine was also a Periclean Scholar and competed the Isabella Cannon Leadership Program. She received her Certificate in Nonprofit Management from Duke University in 2018.