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Public Knowledge

Katrina is a Technology & Policy Fellow at Public Knowledge where she works on net neutrality and data use, patent and copyright, and other telecom concerns. She has been involved with researching and developing an evidentiary record for the Federal Communications Commission hearing on net neutrality and Title II of the Communications Act.

She develops educational materials for audiences with varying levels of technical proficiency. Such materials include diagrams and graphics that explain complex technical issues in a manner that is easily understood by individuals without a sophisticated technical background. Her projects have included patent reform, music licensing, and internet freedom.

Copyright is another area of focus. She has researched and developed arguments regarding software copyright and web scrapers. In particular, she has emphasized how legal precedent relying on outdated technologies are not applicable to modern cases of internet use and copyright.

She is also involved with educating Congressional staff and evaluating their policy positions with regards to telecom issues. Her work includes ascertaining audience bias and tailoring communication to best effectuate persuasion.

Army JAG Corps

Katrina has also worked with the Army JAG Corps where she worked with the UCMJ and general applications of military law. Her assignments included Fort Belvoir Defense Appellate Division and Fort Meyer-Mcnair Military Justice, Special Victims Unit, and Legal Assistance Office.

At the Fort Belvoir Defense Appellate Division, Katrina researched Constitutional issues such as privacy rights, search and seizure limitations, and the right against self incrimination. In particular, she handled questions involving smart phone login capabilities, where the police had compelled a servicemember to enter his password.

At the Special Victims Unit, she researched subpoena requirements for compelling trial testimony. Because victim testimony is often essential to sexual assault cases, the goal was to to successfully elicit of trial testimony from sexual assault victims while still maintaining sensitivity and respect for victims' wishes.

Her work at Military Justice included developing prosecution strategies, organizing evidence, and drafting opening statements.

Gulf Recovery Network

Katrina volunteered with the Gulf Recovery Netowrk George Washington University Law. During her pro bono assignment, worked with the Gulf Coast Center for Law & Policy (GCCLP) in Slidell, Louisiana. She primarily assisted indigent clients with immigration issues such as green card reinstatement and asylum petitions.