Katarina Watney

Biosecurity Fellow, Executive Branch Track

Katarina Watney is doing an executive branch fellowship at the Department of Health and Human Services’s Office of Preparedness (2023-2024). During her first fellowship term, she served in the Department of Health and Human Service’s Coordination Operations and Response Element (H-CORE) (2022-2023).


Prior to that, she was a Project Lead at CRDF Global, where she planned and executed nuclear threat reduction trainings and engagements. Previously, Katarina designed, implemented, and oversaw a variety of biological and chemical threat reduction efforts for the Department of Defense, Department of State, and other agencies as a government contractor. She received a master’s degree in Public Health from the University of Virginia.