University of Wisconsin–Madison

Katie Freeman


MPA, Indiana University School of Public and Environmental Affairs


Katie Freeman is the program manager for the Undergraduate Certificate in Global Health and also serves as an advisor for students enrolled in the program. Channeling a lifelong interest in environmental conservation, Freeman earned an MPA in nonprofit management & sustainable development from Indiana University’s School of Public and Environmental Affairs. She is passionate about finding solutions that create economic incentives for environmental protections and community development, especially in the field of tourism. Her work has included directing communications for environmental organizations, managing hospitality certification programs and coordinating international development projects in the areas of education, health, conservation and community enterprise in Africa, Asia and South America. She was attracted to GHI for its integrated approach to global health and its efforts to tackle the root causes of health crises and inequities. When not working, traveling or freelancing, Freeman enjoys getting to know Madison’s vibrant community and exploring the ample natural resources of the area.