Kathryn is a civil and human rights litigator who joined Demos in June 2019. She works to address white supremacy and racial injustice in the American political system through legal challenges to restrictive voter registration practices and other methods of voter suppression.
Prior to joining Demos, Kathryn was a law fellow and later a staff attorney at the Southern Poverty Law Center in Montgomery, Alabama. At SPLC, she worked on legal challenges to the application of the felony murder doctrine to juveniles and the state’s statutory exclusion of certain juveniles from the juvenile justice system. Kathryn also engaged in extensive policy work centered on reforming Alabama laws that allow children to be charged and tried as adults. Kathryn’s work at SPLC included the Center’s Alabama voting rights efforts, including principally drafting an amicus brief on behalf of the Alabama Legislative Black Caucus and grassroots organizations in a challenge to Alabama’s discriminatory photo ID law. She formerly served as a legal consultant to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) in Jerusalem and as a Litigation Fellow at the NAACP’s Legal Defense and Education Fund.
In her free time, Kathryn is co-counsel in a habeas petition on behalf of an individual detained at the U.S. Naval Base in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
Kathryn holds a J.D. from The George Washington University Law School and a B.A. from Tulane University. She is admitted to practice in the District of Columbia and Alabama.