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Katie Wiese '15

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Washington, D.C.

Oxy Major/Minor:  

DWA

Current Company:

Georgetown University Law Center

Current Position:

Law Student and Blume Public Interest Law Scholar

Campus Involvement/Special Programs:

UN Program, Honor Board, DWA Research Assistant and Peer Advisor, Varsity Volleyball

Secondary Schooling:

J.D. at Georgetown Law

Favorite MP/Cooler Food:

Pasta Bar

Best Oxy Class:

Gender and Human Rights with Professor Hebert

Groups I Identify With:

Any!

Bio:

Katie Wiese is a Colorado native and is currently a law student and Blume Public Interest Scholar at Georgetown Law. Katie has a background in the anti-trafficking and gender-based violence fields. Prior to law school, Katie spent three years with the U.S. Department of State’s Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons, where she worked closely on public engagement initiatives and interagency coordination to address modern slavery. In particular, she supported efforts to strengthen partnerships with human trafficking survivors and meaningfully integrate survivor expertise into the federal government’s anti-trafficking policies. Prior to joining the State Department, Katie worked at several nonprofits to advance federal and international policies related to victim services and forced labor in supply chains. For several years, Katie has volunteered for the DC Rape Crisis Center as a hotline advocate, providing trauma-informed support and crisis intervention for survivors in the DC area. These experiences helped shape her desire to pursue a legal career representing individual survivors of trafficking and gender-based violence in the U.S., while continuing to advocate for more effective policies.

At Georgetown Law, Katie has served as a student attorney in the Center for Applied Legal Studies, where she successfully represented an asylum seeker in federal immigration court. She is also an editor on the Georgetown Journal of Gender and the Law, and is a board member of Advocates Against Sexual Violence.

Katie graduated from Occidental College in 2015 with a degree in Diplomacy and World Affairs. During her undergraduate career, Katie worked for the United Kingdom’s Mission to the United Nations where she helped negotiate resolutions in the General Assembly and Security Council on child marriage, gender-based violence, and peace-building issues. Katie also served on Occidental’s Honor Board, conducted research on human trafficking, and studied abroad in Quetzaltenango, Guatemala.

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