Irish-Canadian but raised in Los Angeles, California, Katie is an outgoing and enthusiastic graduate student who is excited to spend the summer working as a Kiva Fellow in Tanzania. She currently resides in Bologna, Italy, where she is pursuing a Master of Arts in International Economics and Law at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS). Prior to graduate school, Katie spent time interning with an NGO in Hanoi, Vietnam that provides rehabilitation services to victims of human trafficking. Katie has also spent time in Washington D.C. working as a legislative assistant to a Member of Congress. In her senior year of university, Katie lobbied her campus administration to divest from companies that use conflict minerals that come from certain noxious mines in the Democratic Republic of Congo, which initiated institutional reform throughout the entire California State University system. She is passionate about upholding universal human rights and plans to pursue a career in the field of human rights advocacy and protection. In her spare time, Katie enjoys hiking with her dogs, hosting dinner parties, and salsa dancing. Once she returns from Tanzania she will continue her final year of studies at SAIS in Washington D.C.

Fellows Blog Posts by Katie Hoselton

Aug 9, 2016 GO Global Update

Standing at a whopping 6 feet 2 inches tall, with kind eyes and a warm, toothy grin, Yessaya Lyimo is quite the presence in any room. He is the first person I met in Tanzania, and has probably been the most influential in making my time here a safe, engaging, and enjoyable one.
Yessaya at this desk in the office
  Since the moment he spotted me (not a difficult task, but hey) in the steamy arrivals hall of the Dar International Airport, Yessaya has taken me under his wing, and treated me like a child of his own.... Continue Reading >>

Jul 29, 2016 GO Global Update

I arrived in Dar es Salaam in early June, a hot and sweaty mess, after 24 hours of flying time. It is my first time on the continent, meaning that every sight, smell, and experience is a new one for me. This has thus far made for an incredibly interesting, challenging, but ultimately enriching experience. While I have had moments where I have questioned my decision to embark on this journey (several hours on an over-packed dala dala, or local bus, in traffic will do things to your head), I have also experienced some seriously incredible, out-of-this-world moments, that reaffirm why I... Continue Reading >>