Katie Bowman

Senior Program Officer

Contact Katie: Kathryn(at)gkinitiative(dot)org

Katie Bowman directs GKI’s Systems Research & Evaluation and Network Facilitation & Design programs by managing projects within those programs, developing program growth strategies, and overseeing program staff. Katie manages GKI’s project work through the USAID-funded Strategic Program for Analyzing Complexity and Evaluating Systems (SPACES) consortium. This work brings systems design and evaluation services to USAID missions and bureaus worldwide (e.g. Global Health Bureau). She also leads GKI’s project work as part of the Innovation Resource Facility for Australia’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade innovationXchange, for which she has designed an open innovation challenge on education in emergency situations for the and developed Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) Frameworks for innovators.

Prior to GKI, Katie worked in Kenya on HIV/AIDS-related programming, and in the Democratic Republic of the Congo analyzing legal barriers for victims of sexual violence. An unapologetic feminist, Katie currently serves on the Leadership Committee for the DC Regional Board of Directors for Indego Africa, an inspiring non-profit social enterprise working with female entrepreneurs in Sub-Saharan Africa. Katie received her Master of International Affairs degree from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs and graduated with High Distinction from the University of Virginia with a dual degree in French and Foreign Affairs. In her spare time, Katie loves to escape the city, often to the gorgeous Blue Ridge Mountains and her old stomping ground of Charlottesville, Virginia.