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Joseph Katona

Project Manager, Empathy Initiative
Washington, DC
Joey Katona is the Project Manager for the Empathy Initiative at the leading global social entrepreneurship organization, Ashoka. In this capacity, Joey participates in the strategic development of the start-up and works to creatively manage the day-to-day operations. Prior to joining Ashoka, Joey was a Litigation Paralegal at Covington & Burling LLC, where he spent several years managing the firm’s trials and caseload in the state of Minnesota. He is also Co-Founder of the DC-based social venture, SPACIOUS. An honors graduate of the University of Virginia, Joey raised nearly $100,000 to finance the cost of his friend’s college tuition and expenses at Earlham College. While at Ashoka, he is pursuing graduate study at George Mason University in conflict resolution. Joey serves on the Board of Directors of the restorative justice nonprofit, Offender Aid and Restoration. Follow him on Twitter @JoeyKatona.