Dr. Katja Kurz
Katja Kurz, PhD, is Program Manager of AIF’s Banyan Impact Fellowship. Based at AIF’s headquarters in New York, Katja manages all U.S. operations of the program, including recruitment, outreach, publications, and Alumni engagement. She also oversees AIF’s Young Professionals network. Katja holds a doctorate in American Studies and a Master’s in English, International Law, and Cultural Anthropology. She has 12 years of experience in international education, fellowship management, non-profit development, research, teaching, and volunteer mobilization. Before joining AIF in 2016, she held positions with Cultural Vistas, Masifunde Learner Development, Columbia University, German Academic Exchange Service, Accenture, and the University of Mainz.