Katie Nelson, MPH ’17, Community Health Education
Katie G. Nelson is a freelance journalist, photographer and filmmaker in Nairobi, Kenya. Her reporting on human rights, global health and accountability issues have been published by National Geographic, BBC, Al Jazeera, The Telegraph, Associated Press, Oxfam, PBS, USAID and Public Radio International. Nelson’s reporting on the mismanagement of millions of dollars in funding for HIV/AIDS patients and her investigation into the breakdown of Uganda’s only radiation machine, which left thousands of patients waiting to die of treatable cancer, led to significant, lifesaving policy changes in the region. She continues to shine a light on issues that affect the poorest and most vulnerable people in the world, using the expertise she gleaned at the University of Minnesota to provide knowledgeable, authoritative and trustworthy reporting from East Africa and beyond.