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Katie Bowler Young


Global Relations

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Katie Bowler Young leads the Global Relations office and is a member of the Vice Provost for Global Affairs and Chief Global Officer’s leadership team. She is responsible for international partnerships and linkages, academic and cultural programs, communications, events, and exhibitions. She is also senior editor of Carolina Passport, a magazine produced through an internship program in her office. Young joined UNC Global in 2011.

Young has extended the University’s strategic partnerships and led high-profile and successful programs around the world. During her tenure, NAFSA: Association of International Educators awarded UNC the 2016 Senator Paul Simon Spotlight Award for its Galápagos Science Center, a collaboration with the Universidad San Francisco de Quito in Ecuador; Young is a member of UNC’s Galápagos Council. She is also Carolina’s liaison for the UNC-King’s College London Strategic Alliance, a partnership that includes more than 20 areas of study and research. In 2019, she received a Fulbright-Nehru International Education Administrator award.

Young was previously Assistant Dean for Communications at the University of North Carolina School of Law, where she was editor of Carolina Law magazine. Prior, she led communications at Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, where she was editor of the award-winning Global Health magazine. She has earned awards from the Press Club of New Orleans, the American Public Health Association, and the American Association of Port Authorities.

Young is a member of the advisory board of the Organization of Women in International Trade, Triangle Chapter. She is also a member of the North Carolina Coalition for Global Competitiveness and chairs its Collaboration and Research subcommittee.

Young is the author of Enrique Alférez: Sculptor (The Historic New Orleans Collection, forthcoming), Through Water with Ease (Louisiana Literature Press, 2019) and State Street (Bull City Press, 2009). She earned an MFA in creative writing with a concentration in poetry from Warren Wilson College, where she was the Lisel Mueller Scholar and a Friends of Writers Scholar. She earned a bachelor’s degree in communications from the University of New Orleans with support from the Press Club of New Orleans.

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