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Katherine Zavala

Director of Learning Initiatives
A native of Peru, Katherine has journeyed through years of learnings, strategic shifts, experimentation, and relationship-building in global philanthropy since 2006. She has spent the majority of her career at Thousand Currents, starting as an intern and taking on multiple leadership roles within the Global Programs Team. In her current role, Katherine is building a Learning Initiatives Team that will focus on strengthening org-wide internal systems, including integrating movement-centric learning and evaluation systems, and cultivating a learning and values-based culture. Her experience spending significant time with movement partners such as AFEDES in Guatemala, and the Movement of People Affected by Dams in Brazil, have kept her grounded and committed to supporting mobilizing resources to movements in the Global South. Always curious to learn more about the world, you can often find Katherine planning her next travel adventure.