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Katelyn Rose Runyan-Gless, M.Ed, has spent the past 15 years working with marginalized groups to ensure their access to high quality interventions. 

In 2006, Katelyn began working with people who use injection drugs, utilizing a harm reduction approach, to provide information and safe injection kits to reduce the transmission of HIV and Hepatitis B. She later joined Teach For America and taught for three years in West Philadelphia. These early experiences set her on a mission to end inequity and promote justice across the globe.


Katelyn is an outcome driven development professional and thrives in diverse, fast-paced environments. Her varied experiences working in classrooms and schools, in NGOs, and with the UN enable her to adapt quickly to new contexts.

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