Kate Otto: Simon & Schuster Speakers Bureau

Kate Otto

Founder of the Everyday Ambassador Movement and Global Health Consultant

Kate Otto is the founder of the Everyday Ambassador movement and author of Everyday Ambassador: Make a Difference by Connecting in a Disconnected World. Kate is also a global health consultant who has worked in Indonesia, Ethiopia, Ghana, Tanzania, South Africa, Mozambique, and Haiti, leading health innovation initiatives for The World Bank, USAID, and various grassroots service organizations in fields of HIV/AIDS care, maternal and child health, and community health. She is a physician-in-training at the NYU School of Medicine, and a proud member of several service-oriented communities, including the Academy of Achievement, the Reynolds Program in Social Entrepreneurship, the World Economic Forum Global Shapers, the Truman Foundation Scholarship, and the Henry Luce Foundation.

At the podium, Otto considers what she calls the "disconnectivity paradox": in a world of limitless digital networks, we are more connected than ever before, but does the very nature of our hyper-connected lifestyle threaten our ability to interact authentically with one another? Otto suggests that our impatient, distracted behaviors ultimately hinder our efforts to connect with and serve others. This is deeply relevant for anyone aspiring to be a global citizen or serve others, as human connection is the key to effective social impact work.

Pairing ten years of experience in international public service with Millennial insight, Otto offers a unique solution to anyone aspiring to truly make a difference in the world. She will explore the Everyday Ambassador vision of a world in which all people approach the act of crossing borders-- whether national, class, race, or otherwise-- with empathy, patience, commitment, and humility (four core values that foster deeper ‘connectedness’ in tech-centric societies); and will share vibrant, poignant narratives that demonstrate that the power of technology is not in the tool, but rather the intentions of the person using it.

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