Communications Officer, Women & Population, United Nations Foundation
Katherine Brandon is the Communications Officer for Women & Population. Prior to joining the UN Foundation in early 2011, Katherine worked in the press office for the Congressional Oversight Panel, a U.S. Senate committee. Previously, she interned at the White House, where she wrote for the blog. She also interned at GMMB, where she worked on the Gates Foundation account.
Katherine graduated from the University of North Carolina with a degree in journalism and a minor in social and economic justice.
Katherine currently lives on Capitol Hill with her beloved dog, Tucker. In her free time, she enjoys doing yoga, cooking, traveling and exploring with friends.
Fun fact: An avid Carolina basketball fan, Katherine was once interviewed on ESPN.
Blog Posts by Katherine Brandon
The Power of Youth
When you picture a United Nations conference, you probably don’t imagine 600 young people dancing in the aisles. But from the beginning, it was clear that the ICPD Global Youth Forum was not your typical conference. The forum – led by young people, for young people – brought together youth leaders, and representatives from civil society, the private-sector and government, from around the world to learn, deliberate, and make recommendations around five key issue areas: staying healthy, comprehensive education, employment, family and youth rights (including sexuality) and leadership. December 14, 2012
Gender-Based Violence Shouldn’t Be Every Day Life
Imagine if your children couldn’t walk to school without fear of life-threatening violence. Imagine if you feared for your safety every night because there were no lights on your street. Imagine if you were brutally attacked for simply trying to feed your family.
November 23, 2012