Katie Farineau

Digital Content and Engagement Marketing Manager

Katie Farineau is the Digital Content and Engagement Marketing Manager at the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative. Her work includes managing HHI’s premier online course “Building a Better Response” in consortium with Concern Worldwide (INGO) and International Medical Corps (INGO). With this focus on building digital communities for humanitarian students & professionals, Ms. Farineau also works to:

- Develop strategy for unifying HHI’s external brand and imagery.

-Design digital branding and marketing initiatives including Annual Report, email campaigns, monthly newsletter and other graphics.

-Build communication strategy, including social media and email campaigns to advance HHI’s image locally, nationally, and globally and communicate with course participants.

Prior to this, Ms. Farineau’s work at the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative included 4+ years of experience as a logistician and coordinator for HHI’s annual Field Simulation Exercise, which focuses on disaster & conflict while aiming to better prepare humanitarians for the field. She has experience contributing to other in-person humanitarian trainings as well to online trainings, and has co-authored multiple digital case studies for HHI. Her past projects focused on response and preparedness in Nepal, Japan, Bangladesh, the Philippines, China, and the United States. 

In the past, Ms. Farineau enjoyed side work serving as a teaching assistant for Harvard undergraduates in GHHP 70: Global Response to Disasters and Refugee Crises.

Ms. Farineau graduated with honors from Harvard University, where she majored in English. She is fluent/near bilingual in French and completed original field research on migrant populations in France with the Francois Xavier Bagnoud Center for Health and Human Rights at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, and with Sciences Po Paris.