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Kathryn Plummer

Associate, Refugee Protection Campaign

Kathryn supports the Refugee Protection advocacy teams in devising and executing strategies to achieve measurable program and organizational objectives. She supports the program’s strategic advocacy initiatives by providing research, targeted advocacy, and administrative support, to advance the priority policy objectives of the organization.

Before joining Human Rights First, Kathryn was a research associate at the Brookings-Bern Project on Internal Displacement, as well as the Institute for the Study of International Migration. While at Georgetown, Kathryn interned at the U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants and Refugees International.

Kathryn received her M.A. in Latin American Studies and Certificate in Refugees and Humanitarian Emergencies from Georgetown University’s School of Service (2009) and her B.A. in Latin American Studies from Willamette University (2007).

March 21, 2014
NPR gave us an outstanding piece yesterday. Steve Inskeep lends voice to Saraa Zewedi Yilma, a woman seeking asylum in the United States after having fled persecution in Ethiopia.  The story...
March 19, 2014
A recent op-ed in The Boston Globe discusses ways in which fraud detection measures in the U.S. asylum system are working, and outlines how the asylum system can be strengthened to protect refugees....
August 29, 2013
As Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Janet Napolitano prepares to leave her position next month, numerous faith-based and human rights organizations are calling on her to finally...