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Kathryn Plummer

Associate, Refugee Protection Campaign

As the Associate for Refugee Protection, Kathryn Plummer is responsible for devising, coordinating, and executing strategies influencing laws and policies impacting asylum seekers and refugees in the United States.

She supports strategic advocacy initiatives by providing research and targeted advocacy to advance the priority policy objectives of the organization, including issues of due process and access to justice.

Prior to joining Human Rights First, Kathryn worked for the Brookings-Bern Project on Internal Displacement, as well as the Institute for the Study of International Migration on issues of forced migration and humanitarian relief. Previously, Kathryn interned at Refugees International and the U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrant.

Kathryn received an M.A. in Latin American Studies and a Graduate Certificate in Refugees and Humanitarian Studies from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service and a B.A. in Latin American Studies from Willamette University’s College of Liberal Arts. 

June 21, 2012
This week at a Capitol Hill reception to mark World Refugee Day, Members of Congress and others paid tribute to the late Representative Donald Payne (D-NJ), who championed the protection of refugees...