Executive Assistant to the President and Executive Director
Katherine Lehmann joined URI in June of 2019, just in time for the Accelerate Peace Conference at Stanford. She is the Assistant to the President and Executive Director. Half of her career has been spent in administrative roles (as an office manager and executive assistant). The other half of her career has been spent teaching English to: medical doctors in China (PRC); Tibetan Buddhist monks and then Russian Jewish K-12 émigré students in the San Francisco Bay Area; and most recently, Muslim high school girls in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). She has also worked for a few nonprofit organizations in the past, though it has been her dream to work for URI since she first heard about it in the late 1990’s.
Katherine received her B.A. in English Literature from the University of Texas of Austin. A dedicated proofreader and grammar enthusiast, she is also passionate about multicultural exchanges and is a student of world religions. Kat has two darling daughters, one who lives locally and another who is a medical student in Miami, Florida.