Katherine S. Keon graduated from Wellesley College in 1992 and holds a
Bachelor of Arts degree in International Relations. She has recently
submitted her application to the Harvard Graduate School of Education
for the Fall of 1996. Since finishing her undergraduate degree she
has dedicated herself to working with and learning from traditionally
disempowered communities. She has worked both in the United States
and abroad; in San Francisco at the Women's Foundation, a group home
for runaway teenagers, and in several inter-city schools in Boston
implementing a Conflict Resolution Peer Mediation Program.
Internationally she had the opportunity to work in an orphanage in the
Chowringee district of Calcutta, India and she spent time in the
Former Yugoslavia working for Helsinki Watch for Human Rights..
Natasa M. Matic was born and raised in the Former Yugoslavia and has lived in the united States for the last four years. She is a Ph.D. candidate in International Relations at Boston University and is pursuing the degree with the intention of working for an international organization dedicated to the eradication of poverty, as well as gross inequities persistent in the developing parts of the world. She has worked with traditionally disempowered groups both in the U.S. and Yugoslavia. In Boston, she has volunteered in the Puerto Rican community teaching students English language skills. In Yugoslavia she worked with refugees in Montenegro and Serbia providing them skills to make the transition out of the camps and into safe and secure housing developments.