Katie Freeman

Global Health Advisor & Engagement Coordinator



Nutritional Sciences, Rm 272


Areas of Focus
the role of tourism in conservation and international development; voluntourism ethics; sustainability practices and technologies; NGO and nonprofit management

Katie Freeman is the Engagement Coordinator for Global Health Undergraduate Programs and also serves as an advisor for both global health major and certificate students. Channeling a lifelong interest in environmental conservation, Katie 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 UW-Madison’s Global Health Programs 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, Katie enjoys getting to know Madison’s vibrant community and exploring the ample natural resources of the area.