Katie Nilsen-Johnson
USA, Remote
Research and evidence
Evidence to Action

Katie Nilsen-Johnson

Evidence to Action Manager

Katie Nilsen-Johnson is an Evidence to Action (E2A) Manager within the Airbel Impact Lab of the International Rescue Committee. In this role, she synthesizes research evidence on humanitarian interventions across the organization’s focus areas to better inform the decision-making process, and fosters an improved understanding of the evidence through different communication channels. Her projects have included the Change Story Initiative, which created multi-media products to highlight the impact that research evidence has had on programmatic decisions within the IRC, as well as evidence reviews for projects within the Climate and Health Global Research and Innovation Priorities (GRIPs).

Prior to her time at the IRC, she worked in the museum field as a collections management specialist, working with the collections of a number of museums, including the US Holocaust Memorial Museum, the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission and the State Museum of Pennsylvania, as well as the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of Natural History.

Katie earned a Master of Arts (MA) degree in Peace and Conflict Studies from Rutgers University (Newark, NJ, US), a MA in Museum Studies from George Washington University (Washington, DC, US), and a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology from Baylor University (Waco, TX, US), where she completed ethnographic fieldwork in Guatemala.