Katie Perez graduated cum laude from Princeton University with a B.A. in public and international affairs and certificates in global health policy and African studies. During her time at Princeton, she studied abroad in Accra and Paris, and she also received funding to intern at the Public Health Foundation of India in New Delhi, where her work focused on strengthening vaccine cold chain logistics, and at the Oxford University Clinical Research Unit in Saigon, where she crafted epidemiological surveys to study emerging zoonotic diseases. After graduation, Katie moved to Washington, DC, to work as a research associate on the Board on Global Health at the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. Her portfolio included programming in public-private partnerships, global violence prevention, health professional education, and global health security risks from microbial threats in the Arctic. At Yale, Katie will focus her studies on effective policy frameworks and innovative financing mechanisms for global health programs.