Katia has four years of professional experience. She has worked for the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) in Brazil as a health program assistant where she was responsible for monitoring grantees’ financial reporting. She also assisted other programs such as the At-Risk Program and participated in the design process of the USAID strategy against Trafficking in Persons in Brazil. Katia received a B.A. in political science and a graduate level certificate in state and civil society from the Universidade de Brasília, and was awarded highest honor for her dissertation on the role of nonprofit organizations in the fight against HIV/AIDS. She earned a master’s degree in international development policy from Duke University, where she was a Rotary World Peace Fellow. As part of her master’s program, Katia was selected by the Duke-Geneva Program on Global Policy and Governance, to intern for the migration and health department of the International Organization for Migration (IOM), where her knowledge on HIV/AIDS was critical to further her knowledge on emergencies and the several implications of international cross-border movements.

Host Organization: International Centre for Missing and Exploited Children