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Katie Aune

National Geographic Society
Planned Giving Officer
Washington, DC
Katie Aune quit her job in 2011 to spend 13 months traveling throughout the former Soviet Union. During that journey, she ran a marathon in Estonia, rode the length of the Trans-Siberian Railway, volunteered in Armenia, taught English in Tajikistan and did her best to speak Russian on a daily basis. After initially returning back home to Chicago, she recently relocated to Washington, DC to work in fundraising for the National Geographic Society.