University of Minnesota, M.A., B.A., Minneapolis, MN
About Katie Nelson
Katie G. Nelson is an independent journalist and photographer covering human rights, global health and accountability issues in East Africa.
Nelson’s work — and life — is centered around her insatiable wanderlust, genuine curiosity about others and desire to connect seemingly disparate experiences into a collective sense of humanity. She believes her life’s meaning is to bear witness to those who have been silenced and to find strength in the stories of those who remain.
Prior to journalism, Nelson worked in the humanitarian aid sector in an internally displaced peoples camp in Mount Elgon, Kenya. She has a Master of Public Health (2013) with an emphasis on global health and infectious disease.