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Katy Ryan

Community Engagement Manager

Before joining CRS as a Relationship Manager in 2005, Katy worked in the private sector where she served as Executive Director to two technology associations. Prior to that she worked in information technology sales, and in private banking. Katy is a graduate of St. Mary’s College in Notre Dame, IN and is actively pursuing a master’s degree in Intercultural Ministry at Catholic Theological Union in Chicago.

Her focus at CRS is on building relationships in the U.S. with dioceses, universities, and other U.S. partners by encouraging and supporting engagement in CRS programs and helping to facilitate advocacy outreach on behalf of the poor and most vulnerable. Additional responsibilities include team building and the training and support of volunteer leaders to help people engage in the work of social justice. Katy has visited and/or helped to lead delegations to CRS programs in Zambia, Kenya, Rwanda, El Salvador, Haiti and Israel.