#DC: Feb 17, 2013 (PLANNING COMMITTEE)
Kate is an experienced international strategy executive focused on supporting business growth in international development. Kate has worked in business development and fundraising for seven years and spent the last three and half years at Grameen Foundation where she is currently the Senior Regional Development Officer managing strategic relationships including Global Fortune 500 companies and individual philanthropists. She’s raised close to $10 million for non-profit organizations including the Microcredit Summit Campaign and clients of CCS Fundraising.
Katalina is a social entrepreneur and independent consultant that is interested in dynamic processes that lead to meaningful impact. She focuses on international development, climate change, and renewable energy and converting innovative ideas to tangible and sustainable projects. You can read more about her and her daily musings at www.theyoufinder.com.
Emily believes people, places, and palates are uniting forces. A background in international relations and nearly a decade of study and professional ventures in the global arena, her first career was benchmarked by names, numbers, nominations, and frankly, what she ate for lunch. Authentic Andalucían tapas, spice markets in Istanbul, family-owned restaurants in Guatemala, Afghan kebabs in Kabul, her academic and professional travels resonated not for their scholarly or business outcomes—but for the trials and tribulations in pursuit of taste. She couldn’t help but think: How does food “feed” people around the world?
Fast forward several years and a food truck, two line cook jobs, and a whirlwind year with a DC start-up, Emily finds herself as the Assistant Director of Kitchen Operations at Miriam’s Kitchen in Foggy Bottom.