Katie Minton was born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland. She attended Colby College in Maine, where she had a double major in International Studies and French Studies, with an additional minor in African Studies. During her college years, Katie spent time studying abroad in Senegal, Madagascar, and France. Katie received her B.A. from Colby in 2010, magna cum laude. She was named a Dana Scholar for outstanding academic achievement and community involvement, and a Bixler Scholar, recognizing her academic rank among the top students in her class. In the summer of 2010, Katie returned to Madagascar as a US Peace Corps Volunteer, where for over two years she lived and worked as a community health educator. Upon her return from Madagascar, Katie worked as an analyst at the Center for Health Security in Baltimore, a pandemic preparedness organization.
Katie graduated with honors from Columbia Law School in 2017. While at Columbia, Katie focused on human rights and social justice law, doing internships with Human Rights Watch, the Center for Human Rights and Global Justice at NYU Law, and the Juvenile Immigration Unit at Legal Aid. After graduation, Katie worked with Reprieve US, a London-based human rights law firm, where she helped to represent Guantánamo detainees and civilian victims of drone strikes.
Her publications include:
Reprieve. No Charge, No Trial, No Exit: Guantánamo’s Sham Periodic Review Board Process under the Trump Administration. 2019. https://reprieve.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/2019_01_14_PUB-PRB-Report-1.pdf.
Columbia Law School Human Rights Clinic & Sana’a Center for Strategic Studies. Out of the Shadows: Recommendations to Advance Transparency in the Use of Lethal Force. 2017. www.outoftheshadowsreport.com.
Human Rights Watch. “There is No Time Left”: Climate Change, Environmental Threats, and Human Rights in Turkana County, Kenya. 2015. www.hrw.org/sites/default/files/report_pdf/kenya1015_web.pdf.
Adalja AA, Kirk Sell T, Ravi S, Minton K, Morhard RC. Emergency Preparedness in the 10-Mile Emergency Planning Zone Surrounding Nuclear Power Plants. Journal of Homeland Security & Emergency Management. 2014. www.degruyter.com/view/j/jhsem.ahead-of-print/jhsem-2013-0106/jhsem-2013-0106.xml?format=INT.
Adalja AA, Watson M, Bouri N, Minton K, Morhard RC, Toner ES. Absorbing Citywide Patient Surge During Hurricane Sandy: A Case Study in Accommodating Multiple Hospital Evacuations. Annals of Emergency Medicine. 2014. www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0196064413016545.
Rubin S, Bouri N, Jolani N, Minton K. The Adoption of Social Media and Mobile Health Technologies for Emergency Preparedness by Local Health Departments: A Joint Perspective from NACCHO and the UPMC Center for Health Security. Journal of Public Health Management and Practice. 2014. www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24458314.
Minton K. Economics, Epidemics & Eradication: A Case Study of Malaria in Madagascar. School for International Training (SIT). 2008. http://digitalcollections.sit.edu/isp_collection/721/.