An Initiative of the International Youth Foundation an initiative of the international youth foundation

Katherine Kinzer

Director, Network Management
International Youth Foundation

Katherine is passionate about the impact and uses of technology and data to support social change efforts and has advocated for both youth-led development and the role of technology to support it through conference presentations and individual coaching. As part of the YouthActionNet team, Katherine manages the Laureate Global Fellowship Program, supports network development, national institutes in the Middle East/North Africa, Europe/Central Asia, and East Asia/Pacific, and oversees monitoring and evaluation across the YouthActionNet portfolio. In addition, she manages all technical aspects of global and national web portals, data collection platforms, webinars, social media and ongoing community building efforts. Much of her time is spent exploring emerging technologies, evaluating online tools, tracking how global youth use technology for social change, and integrating digital resources into programs. Katherine earned a Bachelor’s degree in History from the University of Mary Washington, is proficient in French, and can be found @katbaloo.