Kathryn Krueger is a Gender Integration intern for WI-HER, LLC. Kathryn’s work supports the gender integration efforts of the USAID Applying Science to Strengthen and Improve Systems (ASSIST) Project. Her key responsibilities include contributing to gender-specific technical briefs and situational analysis reports regarding issues in ASSIST-supported countries, contributions and assistance in the creation of gender integration trainings, and promoting gender integration through the development of gender-focused blog posts and other social media efforts. Building upon her Bachelor’s degree in International Studies: Middle East, with minors in Turkish language and Literatures, and Women and Gender Studies, Kathryn is currently a graduate student at the Monterey Institute of International Studies where she is a candidate for a Master’s degree in International Policy Studies: Human Security and Development, with a concentration on Human Rights and Gender. Kathryn’s previous professional experience includes an internship with the Transitions Foundation of Guatemala where she worked as a partnership Outreach and Program Development intern, as well as a Project Officer position with the Human Security and Development (HuSAND) Group, a student led professional group providing a platform for Monterey Institute students to engage in the analysis of people-centered policies and development practices, advocate for the enrichment of individual and community potential, and raise awareness for greater national and international human security. Upon graduation, Kathryn hopes to pursue a career in international development with a distinct concentration on gender and human rights. She is fluent in Turkish and speaks basic Arabic.