Katie is a PhD Researcher in global food governance and tenure of natural resources. She has a Bachelors Degree in Modern and Medieval Languages from Cambridge University, a Masters in African Studies from SOAS and a European Masters in Conference Interpreting from Lisbon University. She has taken courses in Film Marketing and Distribution, Law for Translators and Didactics for Interpreting, including a recent Train the Trainers in virtual teaching techniques for conference interpreting trainers.
Katie is a conference interpreter for the Civil Society Mechanism for Food Security and Nutrition and for the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation, in Rome. Concurrently, she is also a researcher, translator, editor for the Right to Food and Nutrition Watch and part-time trainer in conference interpreting. Her working languages are: English A, Spanish B and French, German, Portuguese and Italian C. Katie’s professional development is ongoing: she has recently commenced a PhD entitled ‘Interrogating the Impacts of Global Governance on Natural Resource Tenure in Nepal’ at the Centre for Agroecology, Water and Resilience at Coventry University, England. Nepali is the next language to be added, before setting off to do research surrounding the struggles for access to land and means of food production in Nepal.