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March 25, 2021

Truman Welcomes Innovation Tradecraft Impact Fellow Katherine Tobin

Truman Welcomes Innovation Tradecraft Impact Fellow Katherine Tobin
Statements
March 25, 2021

Truman Welcomes Innovation Tradecraft Impact Fellow Katherine Tobin

Truman Welcomes Innovation Tradecraft Impact Fellow Katherine Tobin

WASHINGTON,DC - The Truman National Security Project is proud to welcome Katherine Tobin, Security Fellow ‘18, as our Innovation Tradecraft Impact Fellow.

Truman members unite, build, and lead to advance human rights, prosperity, inclusion, and security, both at home and abroad. In her Impact Fellow role, Tobin will focus on helping us to build, employing her extensive background in Design Thinking and harnessing the knowledge, creativity, and energy of Truman members to seed scalable, provable new national security solutions.

During her fellowship, Tobin will develop a training program for Truman members to learn how to take their ideas from hunches to testable hypotheses to prototypes. Throughout her career, Katherine has demonstrated an aptitude for leadership and a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion. 

“Katherine brings a wealth of innovation experience to Truman,” said Jenna Ben-Yehuda, Truman’s President and CEO. “She will help more Truman members bring cutting edge policy ideas to life. We are thrilled to welcome her.”

Tobin joins Truman after serving in the intelligence community for over a decade. As Director of the Lateral Innovation Division at the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, she led a team that helped innovators across the community build their skills, overcome bureaucratic obstacles, learn from their failures, and share their successes. Prior to this role, she spent more than four years at the Central Intelligence Agency, creating technology tools and experiences to support analysts as they convey complex information into compelling messages. 

“I am ecstatic to be joining Truman as the Innovation Tradecraft Impact Fellow,” Tobin said. “Truman’s diverse membership is more involved in national security decision-making than ever before, and I am excited to support the team throughout the innovation process.”

Tobin speaks four foreign languages, including French, German, Persian, and Spanish. She received her M.A. in International Affairs at George Washington University after earning her B.A. in International Affairs and Foreign Languages from Lewis and Clark College. She is also an accomplished triathlete and has represented Team USA at world championship races in Europe and North America.

Impact Fellowships are available to senior leaders in the many and varied arts of Getting Things Done. They last for the duration of a scoped, achievable project tailored to make us a more effective, skilled, and focused impact community. To learn more, reach Jon Margolick, our Executive Vice President, at jon@trumanproject.org. For press inquiries, please email press@trumanproject.org.