Policy Analyst and United Nations Representative, The Hunger Project
Mary Kate joined The Hunger Project in Washington, DC after working for the Alliance for International Youth Development – in partnership with InterAction – and as the Executive Program Director for Youth Futures International, Ghana. She is responsible for THP’s internal and external advocacy around local level, gender-focused strategies, and formulation of frameworks and best practices for youth development integration and nutrition-sensitive programming. Mary Kate one of THP’s primary UN Representatives, also applies her expertise in nutrition and WASH-sensitive programming, youth leadership skill development and women's empowerment within the United Nation’s Inter-agency Network on Youth Development’s Youth and Gender Equality Working Group and the co-lead of its new Task Force on Women’s Economic Empowerment and Entrepreneurship.
Mary Kate holds a BA in Political Science and minors in Eastern European Studies, and Faith, Peace and Justice from Boston College in Massachusetts. Her degree included studies in Third World politics and ethics in government at the University of Cape Town in South Africa. She also applies her experience as a board member for The Youth Alliance for Development of Obuasi, Ghana and Rallysound, Inc. of Boston, Massachusetts.