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"Even though Salem is a small college, it challenges you to be a part of something big. In the classroom, in student organizations, in your dorm—you are empowered with the opportunity to decide what you think and what you have to offer. But more than this, Salem challenges young women to define how we can contribute to our community and to our world."

Katherine Holland

'00 - Economics

Career: 

Katherine Holland is currently the chief operating officer of New-York City-based Women Deliver, a leading global advocate for girls' and women's health, rights, and wellbeing. Before joining Women Deliver, she managed partnerships and planning for UNICEF (the United Nations Emergency Children's Fund) – with a focus on maternal, newborn, child, and adolescent health and rights. In 2015, she managed the development of a fifteen-year global Strategy for Health for UNICEF. Prior to working at the UN, she was founding director of the Amani Children’s Foundation, a US-based non-profit supporting care for abandoned infants in Kenya. Her career also spans the academic and private sectors, including positions at the Harvard AIDS Institute, the Carr Center for Human Rights, and in the new business development team of an advertising agency.

Majors:

Economics and French, minor in creative writing

Graduate Studies:

Master of public administration/international development, Harvard University