Katherine is a native San Franciscan, raised in the Sunset District. She is a former Marin County deputy public defender. She has also clerked in the San Francisco and Contra Costa public defender offices, and interned with the ACLU of Northern California’s Death Penalty Department. Prior to joining Advancing Justice – ALC, Katherine was a civil defense litigator, primarily handling product liability, toxic tort, personal injury, and employment matters. Katherine was a lead production editor of the Hastings Constitutional Law Quarterly and graduated from UC Hastings in 2008 with a concentration in Criminal Law Practice and Theory. Katherine is conversational in Mandarin and is a member of the San Francisco Tenant Bar.