Katrina Braxton was the program assistant for the Maternal Health Initiative. Prior to joining the Wilson Center, she worked as a resettlement case manager at World Relief, where she oversaw the integration process of refugee cases from 20 nations. She also assisted with policy research, including health policy, during her tenure as an intern on Capitol Hill for Congressman Steny Hoyer. As a Benjamin A. Gilman scholar and Institute for International Public Policy fellow, she has studied abroad in St. Petersburg, Russia and attended the Kathryn Wasserman Davis School of Russian at Middlebury College. Katrina speaks intermediate Russian and holds a BA in religion, philosophy, and international relations from Shaw University.