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Kathryn Johnson

Kathryn Johnson

Photo: AFSC
Policy Advocacy Coordinator
Areas of Expertise: 
Immigration Policy | Central America | Trade

Kathryn Johnson is the Policy Advocacy Coordinator with AFSC's Office of Public Policy and Advocacy. In that role, she coordinates the organization’s policy work on immigration, trade, and U.S. engagement with Latin America.

Before joining AFSC, Kathryn was a field organizer for Public Citizen’s Global Trade Watch, where she educated and mobilized constituents against the Trans Pacific Partnership. Previously, she served as Assistant Director of the Guatemala Human Rights Commission/USA, supporting human rights defenders, educating the international community, and coordinating a network of activists to demand responsible U.S. policies. While there, she did significant legislative advocacy in response to the surge of child migrants from Central America.

Kathryn has also organized students and activists on issues related to sweat shop labor, fair trade, environmental protections and campesino land rights.  She has a B.A. in International Trade and Human Development from Western Washington University and a Master of Public Administration from the Evans School at the University of Washington.

She has appeared in numerous media outlets, including Quartz, Truthout, Telemundo, The Hill, Salon, Fox 5, and Univision.