Katie Conti

Special Assistant @ Meridian

Katie Conti

Katie Conti joined Meridian as Special Assistant for the GlobalConnect Division in March 2019. In Washington, she previously worked at the Brookings Institution and interned throughout the summer of 2017 at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. As a US Department of State intern for the 2017-2018 academic year, Katie supported the Bureau of Public Affairs, Office of International Media Engagement’s Africa Regional Media Hub in Johannesburg, South Africa. Katie also served as a Student Ambassador to the USA Pavilion at EXPO 2015: Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life, the Universal Exposition (World’s Fair) in Milan, Italy. In this role, she led VIP delegations of business executives, congressional representatives, diplomats, and heads of state in addition to supporting the pavilion’s cultural and public diplomacy efforts to engage up to 60,000 international visitors per day.

Katie received a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations, Public Communication, and Geography from Syracuse University’s Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs and S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communication. She spent her first semester of college at Syracuse University in Florence, Italy, and has also studied in Saint-Louis, Senegal and Paris, France. Throughout her time at Syracuse, she served as a Program Support Intern for the Near East Foundation, supporting capacity-building efforts for sustainable development initiatives in communities throughout Africa and the Middle East, and led the Maxwell School Delegation to the National Model United Nations Conference at UN Headquarters in New York City. She speaks French and Italian, as well as some Russian, Spanish, and Wolof.