Katy Johnson leads the MediCapt project and provides support in monitoring and evaluation and general programmatic activities for the Sexual Violence in Conflict Zones program. She helps forge networks of collaboration among medical, legal, and law enforcement personnel to support prosecutions and accountability.
Johnson has extensive experience in humanitarian aid, gender, and monitoring and evaluation. She began her career as a Princeton in Africa Fellow with the International Rescue Committee’s Somalia office based in Nairobi, Kenya, where she focused on clinical care for sexual assault survivors. She then joined the Data2X initiative of the United Nations Foundation, which aims to improve the quality and availability of gender data globally. Johnson has consulted for a number of humanitarian organizations on projects including participatory monitoring in emergencies, improving refugee and IDP data, and measuring gender integration. She has experience in Cote d’Ivoire, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ethiopia, Ghana, Guatemala, Kenya, Nigeria, and Somalia.
Johnson holds a Masters of Arts in Law and Diplomacy from the Fletcher School at Tufts University, with a focus on humanitarian aid and nonprofit management. She has a BA in Global Security, Political Science, and African Studies from the University of Wisconsin – Madison.