Katie Beasley
Communications specialist

Katie Beasley is a communications specialist at NextBillion’s parent organization, the William Davidson Institute at the University of Michigan. A graduate of Indiana University’s School of Public and Environmental Affairs, Katie first became interested in global development while interning at the Hanns Seidel Foundation in Quito, Ecuador and later with Primeros Pasos in Quetzaltenango, Guatemala. In addition to studying and working in Latin America, she has studied comparative public policy in Germany, attended Asia Pacific Week at the Australian National University and traveled independently throughout India and the Middle East.

Prior to joining NextBillion and WDI, Katie taught English in Madrid, Spain and served as Communications Coordinator at International Samaritan in Ann Arbor, where she managed social media, wrote blog content and designed cross-platform marketing materials.

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