Katarina Caretto O’Regan

Analyst in Foreign Policy, Congressional Research Service

Katarina O’Regan is an Analyst in Foreign Policy at the Congressional Research Service (CRS), where she provides nonpartisan policy analysis relating to transnational crime, trafficking, and corruption to Members of Congress and congressional staff. In addition to providing confidential memoranda and briefings, she has published reports on topics including wildlife trafficking, U.S. sanctions programs that target human trafficking, and the use of foreign assistance to address international corruption. She initially joined CRS as a Presidential Management Fellow and has completed rotations working on illicit finance at the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network and on African affairs at the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Policy. Prior to CRS, Katarina worked on a range of international security and development issues, including in roles with the U.S. Embassy in Tunis; the Asian University for Women in Bangladesh; the British Embassy in Washington; Partners in Health in Liberia; the National Democratic Institute’s Gender, Women, and Democracy team; and the International Organization for Migration in Uganda. She holds a B.A. in International Studies from Fordham University and earned a M.S. in Foreign Service from Georgetown University. While at Georgetown, she served as a Teaching Assistant to former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright and conducted funded research on the U.N.’s Comprehensive Refugee Response Framework.