Kathryn Kutzner

Reciprocal Exchange Participant in Malawi

Kathryn Kutzner is an international development professional with over a decade of experience in working with international NGOs focused on women’s economic empowerment, food security, and environmental conversation. She is currently the Director of Development at Supporting Opportunities for Ugandans to Learn (S.O.U.L.) Foundation, a high impact, grassroots organization impacting over 14,000 women and youth each year through programs in education, maternal health, entrepreneurship, and food security. Katy’s role is to oversee the expansion of S.O.U.L.’s impact in Uganda through fundraising, program development, and marketing and communications. Kathryn has an M.A. in International Development from the University of Denver as well as a B.S. in Business Administration.

Kathryn’s international experience began as a Peace Corps volunteer in Malawi and since then has worked in the country extensively through projects focused on gender empowerment and small enterprise. In 2017, she participated in the Mandela Washington Fellowship Reciprocal Exchange in Malawi, working with Chikondi Mandala, a MWF Fellow, on promoting women’s legal rights and preventing gender based violence. In March 2020, Chikondi, Kathryn, and another Reciprocal Exchange Fellow, Robert Wolff, conducted a beekeeping training for 40 rural women farmers as part of the Citizen Diplomacy Action Fund.

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