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KATHERINE OTTO

College of Arts and Science
Bachelor of Arts, May 2008
International Relations
Robert F. Wagner School of Public Service
Master of Public Administration, May 2009
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Kate Otto works in the field of public health, at the intersection of new technologies and human behavior. She currently works with the World Bank in Ethiopia assessing the impacts of mobile phone tools on maternal health outcomes, and with partners in Indonesia on designing and deploying a mobile health tool for HIV/AIDS and drug rehabilitation counselors.

She is writing a book called Everyday Ambassador: Cultivating Human Connection in a Digital World, about the challenges and opportunities of 21st century citizenship. More information is available through her website, TEDx talk, Huffington Post column, her Op-Ed in the Christian Science Monitor, or on EA's Facebook and Twitter accounts.

Kate's past projects in the health sector include the development of a mobile health tool for midwives in Indonesia, and training youth leaders of HIV/AIDS programs in Ghana and Tanzania.

A graduate of New York University with a BA in International Relations and a MPA in International Health Policy & Management, Kate is part of several service-driven communities, including the Catherine B. Reynolds Program in Social Entrepreneurship, the Henry Luce Foundation, the Academy of Achievement, and the Truman Scholarship Foundation.