Katie Hyten is co–Executive Director of Essential Partners. Katie joined the organization after completing her graduate studies at Tufts University's Fletcher School, where her research in religious conflicts focused on the need for effective communication in complex political issues.
Katie helped develop the first university-wide interreligious institute at Pepperdine University, where she also organized and administered the university's first international program in Israel-Palestine. She helped develop an educational curriculum around inter-religious issues as well.
Katie has worked with Search for Common Ground in Lebanon, RESULTS Educational Fund in Washington, DC, and as a mediator in the Massachusetts District Courts.