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Katie Do

Director, Executive Search & Recruiting

A multicultural leader, Katie has lived and worked in five different countries in Asia, Europe, and the U.S. She began her career with UNICEF, serving in Thailand, Switzerland, and the New York headquarters as a Global Communications and Recruitment Consultant. In this capacity, she led search and recruiting engagements for highly specialized professionals in the areas of development and disaster relief, while performing capacity assessments and providing strategic analysis and recommendations to improve UNICEF’s response to global disasters at the local level. Additional positions included working with UNICEF’s public sector fundraising office, where she contributed to multimillion-dollar grants and negotiated contracts with European donor countries for health and education projects in East Africa.

After moving back to the U.S., Katie was recruited into a Field Marketing Manager role with Dell Technologies, focusing on new business development. Passionate about social impact, Katie served as a core team lead to develop and integrate Dell’s corporate social responsibility goals into business operations.

Now at Blair Search Partners, Katie leverages her international development and philanthropic experience to lead engagements for clients such as International Relief Teams, WILDCOAST, and San Diego Foundation. Katie’s community engagement includes serving with 1Must, a nonprofit providing tutoring services to children in the refugee community. She is also active in the Chinese American community and volunteers at the San Diego Chinese Academy (SDCA) in La Jolla. Katie holds a BA from American University, an MA through a joint program from American University and Georgetown University, and a certificate for Sustainable Business Strategy from Harvard Business School Online.