Vice President, Programs
Katy Graef, Vice President, Programs, develops new program strategy and leads the African Access Initiative (AAI) and African Consortium for Cancer Clinical Trials (AC3T) programs. Prior to joining BVGH, Katy completed post-doctoral training at the Rocky Mountain Laboratories in Montana where she studied tick-borne flaviviruses. She taught an undergraduate microbiology course and mentored numerous laboratory students during her undergraduate and graduate studies. Katy obtained her BS, Microbiology, honors, magna cum laude, from the University of Washington. She completed her PhD, Virology, at the University of Oxford through the NIH Oxford Cambridge Scholars Program. She serves as the Assistant Secretary to the Secretary of the BVGH Board of Directors. Katy grew up in Washington. She loves to read, which works well for her snuggly Siamese cats, Robin and Lily.