…get in GOOD TROUBLE, necessary trouble, and help redeem the soul of America.
– John Lewis
Katrina Black earned her Juris Doctor from Harvard Law School in 2019 and her Bachelor of Arts in International Affairs from The George Washington University in 2014. She is a member of the Texas Bar. Katrina’s passion for social justice, driven and informed by her faith, inspired her to become a lawyer.
At Harvard Law school, she provided legal services to unaccompanied children detained at the border, fought for asylum-seekers in the Harvard Immigration and Refugee Clinic, challenged police misconduct at a civil rights firm, and helped write an international human rights report on behalf of child asylum-seekers. Her passion and hard work led her to be chosen for the International Justice Corps Fellowship, a legal fellowship that places passionate immigrant advocates in legal services and community-based organizations.
At her two-year placement with the world-renowned Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services (RAICES), she advocates for refugee and immigrant children and families in Texas, integrating immigration legal services with civil rights advocacy in USCIS applications and EOIR proceedings. Before law school, she was a humanitarian aid worker with World Vision and a program coordinator for refugee resettlement at Catholic Charities. In additional to being a passionate advocate for her clients, Katrina Black is a talented musical performer and faithful follower of Jesus. She loves her husband of four years, her dog Pepina (cucumber), and yoga.