Born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii, Katherine graduated from Princeton University in 2015 where she focused on the social and political importance of literature and theatre. During a gap year before college, she taught English to Roma students in Serbia. After graduating, funded by Princeton’s Dale Fellowship, she returned to Serbia to explore hostilities between the Roma and Serbs and support refugee aid efforts. She then pursued Masters degrees at the University of Oxford in Refugee and Forced Migration and Public Policy as a Rhodes Scholar. In October 2018, she returned to Princeton University to coordinate the Religion and Resettlement Project, a three-year national program funded by the Luce Foundation that aims to better understand and respond to the role that religion plays in the lives of refugees as they resettle and integrate into the United States.
Updated April 2020
More from Katherine Clifton
Hawaii Help is on the Way
In response to the growing upheaval surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, Senior Fellow Katherine Clifton returned home to Honolulu, HI to be with family. Noticing a critical need for vulnerable people in the state, she became a founding member of Hawaii Help is on the Way, a nonprofit mobilizing volunteers to delivery essential goods to kupunas (elders) in Hawai'i.
Thank you to our 2020 US Review and Admissions Committees
As every year, Humanity in Action received many applications for our Fellowships in Europe and Atlanta this year. We are so grateful to the dedicated Senior Fellows and friends who volunteered their time and energy in reading and reviewing applications.
Humanity in Action Announces Recipients of 2019 Grant Competition
Humanity in Action is pleased to share three of the 11 projects that will receive a grant for the "Addressing Antisemitism" campaign.
Thank you to our 2019 US Review and Admissions Committees