Katelyn Palumbo is a second-year Fellow at the Cornell Institute for Public Affairs (CIPA) concentrating in public and nonprofit management. She is studying how nonprofit organizations operate and how to help them work most effectively to achieve their intended outcomes, especially in international development and humanitarian settings. Most recently, Katelyn worked for the International Rescue Committee (IRC) as a grants manager for the Violence, Prevention, and Response Technical Unit (VPRU). She managed projects that focused on women’s protection and empowerment, child protection and protection mainstreaming and worked with teams around the world to track and plan project spending and activities. Katelyn is originally from Buffalo, New York, and received her bachelor’s degree from SUNY College at Geneseo.