Katie Mansfield is the director of the Strategies for Trauma Awareness and Resilience (STAR) program within Eastern Mennonite University’s Center for Justice and Peacebuilding.
Before joining STAR, Katie worked with Mennonite Central Committee Kenya for three years as peacebuilding coordinator. Previously she was an apprentice with John Paul Lederach at Notre Dame’s Kroc Institute, researching, writing, planning and network building with initiatives in Colombia, Argentina, Thailand and Nepal and linking Kroc’s alumni network. She also worked with CDA Collaborative Learning Projects’ Listening Project and engaged in peace education work in Davao (Mindanao), Boston, and Delhi. Prior to working in peacebuilding, she worked for eight years with a major multi-national bank in New York and London.
Katie is a PhD candidate in Expressive Arts and Conflict Transformation with the European Graduate School in Switzerland, focused on embodied, arts-based pedagogy for facing chronic violence. She completed her MA in International Peace Studies (Kroc Institute) in 2008 and her AB in History at Harvard University in 1996. She has also completed trainings in yoga instruction, healing dance and Integrative Energetic Medicine.