Katie Degendorfer holds a BA (Honours) in Political Science from the University of Toronto and a JD from University of Ottawa. During her BA studies, Katie worked as a research student for Prof. Elisabeth King, assisting in the research and editing of King’s book on education in Rwanda. Katie has also travelled to Kenya and Kosovo to do research on post-conflict education and peacebuilding.
After completing her BA, Katie worked as an independent contractor for Innovations for Poverty Action and New York University on a cross-national qualitative study focused on understanding youth aspirations for education and life in Kenya and Pakistan. In 2015, before joining Open AIR, Katie worked for a criminal defence law firm in Toronto.