Katherine Whitton is a Research Intern for the Research and Evaluation Strategic Initiative at FHI 360. The Initiative aims to enhance the role that research and evaluation play in FHI 360’s work and reputation.
Before joining FHI 360, Whitton worked as a Task-Team Leader for The Global Indices Network Project at Innovations for Peace and Development, University of Texas-Austin. The project examined the ecosystem of global indices by deconstructing and data coding the methodologies and mapping them in a network analysis. In 2017, she served as an AidData Summer Fellow at the Economic Policy Research Centre and the Resilient African Network Lab in Kampala, Uganda. The work focused on GIS and open data principles. From 2013-2015, Whitton served as a United States Peace Corps Education Volunteer in Ethiopia. Her research interests include international development, governance, open data, policy interaction and East Africa.
Whitton has a Master of Global Policies Studies from the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs, University of Texas-Austin, and two Bachelors (B.A.) in History and Political Science from the University of Central Florida.