User-friendly justice is all about putting people first: you must listen! Not enough justice development actors listen. I delight in words and legal reasoning but I like listening to people’s stories more these days.
Katie is very dedicated to equality for all. Katie first worked in philanthropic grant-making in Beijing. She enjoyed developing programs for diverse social enterprises to follow. Katie also supported humanitarian work in Europe and welcomed guests from Syria and parts of the African continent.
Returning from some years in Asia, Katie studied law and justice here in The Hague. Her courses covered international law and dispute resolution, transitional justice, human rights, law and development in Africa and Asia and contemporary challenges ranging from human trafficking to global labour agreements. Next, Katie studied development ethics and how to design and implement interventions with Washington University. A passion for social investment and entrepreneurship led her to study a combined course with Peking University and Stanford University. (Katie speaks pretty-good Chinese.)
Katie represented the refugee integration initiative she worked for and Leiden University College The Hague at the United Nations Join Together Conference. Katie’s thesis is on how adept national and international frameworks are to respond to climate change induced migration, and how to prepare them.
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