Kathleen Schalch is an award winning broadcast journalist who reported for 13 years for National Public Radio. Millions of Americans listened regularly to her stories on NPR’s newsmagazines, All Things Considered and Morning Edition. She led the network’s coverage of global poverty, economic development and the impact of foreign aid, trade and investment. Her reporting influenced policy debates in the U.S. government and in multilateral institutions such as the World Bank. Schalch also served for six years in the Obama Administration, most recently as Senior Advisor in the State Department’s Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration. She wrote speeches, articles, blogs, and op-eds for diplomats and White House officials including Secretary of State Kerry and President Obama. Her writing helped galvanize the global financial and political support needed to confront humanitarian crises around the world. She also wrote key documents supporting initiatives and agreements to curb gender-based violence, promote reproductive health and rights, and empower women and girls. Schalch graduated with a bachelor’s degree from Cornell University and earned master’s degrees from the University of Pennsylvania and the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies.