Katie Donnelly


Katie Donnelly collaborates with organizations, creatives, and entrepreneurs to ignite, evaluate, and amplify impact. With a decade of experience, she develops compelling projects and experiences through research, impact strategy and evaluation, and educational media production.

Donnelly’s work is motivated by a passion for how media messages and tools shape relationships, health, work, and happiness. Her insight into these dynamics helps people and organizations successfully plan, measure, and communicate about their initiatives. She has authored numerous engagement toolkits, including curricula addressing social issues including body image, substance abuse and prevention of gender-based violence. She has written about the power of media to drive behavior for outlets including PBS MediaShift, Youth Media Reporter, and Educational Media International.

Donnelly serves as associate director for media strategy and production firm Dot Connector Studio and is a board member of the Justice for My Sister Collective. She formerly served as associate research director at American University’s Center for Social Media (now the Center for Media and Social Impact), and as senior research associate at the University of Rhode Island’s Media Education Lab.