Prior to pursuing a JD from Georgetown University Law Center, Kaitie Wilson worked at the Sorenson Impact Center, a think-and-do tank focused on using data and innovation to solve social problems. As a Senior Manager, Kaitie worked on a range of issues, including increasing access to sanitation services in India, developing a nationwide early childhood program for a major philanthropic foundation, and finding innovative finance solutions in the developing world. Motivated by Sorenson Impact’s mission to find innovative solutions for difficult social problems, Kaitie first joined as a student associate while completing her undergraduate degree at the University of Utah.
She graduated summa cum laude with an Honors Degree and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science. As part of the degree, Kaitie graduated with an emphasis in International Politics, and authored an honors thesis on Russian President Vladimir Putin and his dominance in Russian politics. During her undergraduate career, Kaitie spent 18 months living and working in Moscow, Russia, as a church service volunteer. Previously, she completed an internship in New Delhi, India, at a nonprofit that provides services to vulnerable populations. While there, Kaitie created presentations for schools to educate on violence against women. Kaitie also completed internships in the Governor’s Office of Economic Development as part of the International Trade and Relations sector, and with Yeah Samake’s Malian Presidential campaign. She swam on the PAC-12 University of Utah swim team during her freshman year. Kaitie’s passions lie in working for underserved populations and increasing international diplomacy, and she plans to pursue a legal career in International Human Rights.