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Katherine Hurley is an investment analyst at Village Capital, a venture capital firm that finds, trains, and invests in early-stage ventures solving major global problems in agriculture, education, energy, financial inclusion, and health. Formerly, Katherine served as the program associate for the China Fellowship of the Aspen Global Leadership Network, a program forging an international network of entrepreneurial leaders deeply committed to the betterment of the world. In this capacity, Katherine is responsible for the planning and coordination of China Fellowship seminars, communications with current and graduated fellows, and candidate research. She previously assisted the Smithsonian Freer | Sackler Galleries of Asian Art Education Department while conducting research on the 17th century Chinese calligrapher, Bada Shanren. Katherine studied abroad at Peking University's China Studies Program during the spring of 2016 and traveled throughout the Greater China Region studying religious heritage sites. Katherine holds a bachelor's in Asian Studies from American University in addition to her minors in education studies and international business. She received the award for "Outstanding Student" of the Asian Studies program.