Katie McKinney

Policy Fellow

Katie is a J.D. candidate and Public Interest Scholar at the George Washington University Law School. She is passionate about mitigating the negative impacts of U.S. actions abroad on civilian populations and about advocating for the human rights of incarcerated people globally. During the summer after her first year of law school, she worked on a Guant√°namo detainee legal defense team. She is a Member of The George Washington Law Review and a Moderator of GW Law’s Civil Rights & Civil Liberties Brief.

Before law school, Katie worked as a Research Assistant at Stanford University’s Center for International Security and Cooperation (CISAC) and as an Immigration Associate at the Hoover Institution’s Afghan Relief Team. While working at CISAC, she was selected to represent Stanford at the Young Professionals Nuclear Forum in Moscow, Russia.

Katie graduated from Duke University with a B.A. in Political Science and a minor in Neuroscience. Based in D.C., she loves to spend her weekends enjoying the city’s lovely parks, exploring its art museums, and sous-cheffing for her very culinarily talented partner. She is excited to learn all that she can at Accountability Counsel as a Policy Fellow.