University of Minnesota, M.A., B.A., Minneapolis, MN
About Katie Nelson
Katie G. Nelson is an award-winning freelance journalist, photographer and filmmaker in Nairobi, Kenya. Nelson covers human rights, global health and accountability issues in the region. Her work has been published by The New York Times, National Geographic, BBC, Al Jazeera, The Telegraph, Associated Press and Public Radio International, among others. She is the Vice Chair of the Foreign Correspondents’ Association of East Africa.
Nelson’s work — and life — is centered around her insatiable wanderlust, genuine curiosity 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.