Symposium Presenters

Congratulations to the Inaugural Student Presenters!


2014 Keynote Speaker

Kate Otto

Kate Otto is a global health consultant, author, and student at the NYU School of Medicine. Since graduating from NYU with her BA in international relations and MPA in health policy and management, Kate has worked for the World Bank, USAID, and other development partners on the creation and implementation of mobile phone–based innovations in healthcare. She speaks fluent Bahasa Indonesia and has lived and worked in Indonesia, Ethiopia, Mozambique, Ghana, Tanzania, South Africa, and Haiti. Kate is also the author of Everyday Ambassador, a nonfiction book about global citizenship and social change in the 21st century that will be published in 2015 by Simon & Schuster. She also manages a website of the same name,, promoting human connection and shared humanity through service initiatives. Kate is a proud alumna of NYU Accra as well as of the NYU Catherine B. Reynolds Program in Social Entrepreneurship.