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Josef Korbel School of International Studies Humanitarian Assistance Program

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Current Students

Kate Nollner

Kate is a Master of Public Policy and KateMaster of Social Work candidate, with a certificate in Humanitarian Assistance. She is interested in international health policy, specifically in the integration of mental health care for refugees and victims of humanitarian crises.


Kate received her B.A. in Global Studies with a minor in English from the University of California, Santa Barbara in 2015. As an undergraduate, she studied abroad in Cape Town, South Africa where she took courses and volunteered as a tutor in the township of Khayelitsha. Following graduation, Kate served as an AmeriCorps volunteer with City Year Philadelphia, before later working as a mental health practitioner at the Los Angeles Unified School District. There, she provided individual and group therapy to school-aged children. Prior to studying at DU, Kate worked at the Mayor's Office of New York City in the Office of Management and Budget as a Summer Intern. Her work focused on Hurricane Sandy recovery and the city's response to the storm.

She holds her two B.A. degrees from Towson University in Political Science and Sociology and Anthropology with a track in Criminal Justice.