As a legal services coordinator in the Washington, DC office, Katie Langford provides general support to the Refugee Representation team, assisting clients and their pro bono attorneys on asylum cases.
Prior to joining Human Rights First, Katie worked as an intern in both Boston, Massachusetts and Portland, Maine. As a legal assistant intern for the Immigrant Legal Advocacy Project, a non-profit immigration law firm in Portland, Katie created an extensive country condition report to support a Honduran client’s fear of returning home. As an organizing intern for Amnesty International USA in Boston, Katie devised outreach strategies for a 600-guest Northeast Regional Conference, and she planned a tabling event as part of Amnesty International USA’s International Write for Rights campaign. Through her role as assistant director of Latinx Action Group, an organization which seeks to help students of color get involved in social justice issues that affect their communities, Katie developed great leadership, campaign management, event planning, collaboration and communications skills.
Katie received a combined B.A. in Spanish and International Affairs from Northeastern University, and an A.A. in Political Science from Southern Maine Community College. She is a member of the community college honor society, Phi Theta Kappa, and the political science honorary society, Pi Sigma Alpha. She plans on enrolling in law school in the fall of 2018.