Katharine Huffman, a Principal at The Raben Group, a DC-based public policy firm founded by former U.S. Assistant Attorney General Robert Raben, began her legal career as a civil rights litigator and Soros Justice Fellow at the Southern Center for Human Rights. Prior to joining The Raben Group, she served as the Director of State Affairs for the Drug Policy Alliance, founding the organization’s New Mexico office and managing its state-level work across the country. Katharine currently focuses on constitutional and justice issues at The Raben Group, working with a variety of nonprofit advocacy organizations to identify policy goals, develop short- and long-term strategic plans, and build organizational programming and resources. In 2008, Katharine led SCHR staff in the effort to develop its first 5-year strategic plan.
Katharine is a native of Memphis, Tennessee. She received her undergraduate degree in Psychology and Music from Emory University, where she was a Robert W. Woodruff Scholar; and her law degree from Yale Law School. Following law school, she clerked for the Honorable Martha Craig Daughtrey on the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals. Katharine was elected to the SCHR board in June 2009.