Katrina is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley, where she majored in Political Science. At Berkeley, Katrina was a finalist for the Political Science Departmental Citation (Political Science Department salutatorian), William K. (Sandy) Muir, Jr. Leadership Award nominee, University Medal nominee, and Pi Beta Kappa member. During her senior year, Katrina was accepted into UC Berkeley's Political Science Department Honors Program and authored a thesis examining the correlation between intra-group linked fate and support for holistic college admissions across ten major Asian American ethno-national groups. She graduated with high distinction and highest honors in 2022.
A proud graduate of K-12 public schools, Katrina is passionate about educational equity and college access. Throughout her college career, her leadership and involvement in campus organizations such as the Sage Mentorship Project focused on addressing social and systemic barriers to postsecondary education in public schools throughout the Berkeley, Oakland, and El Cerrito Unified School Districts. As part of the Just Equations team, she hopes to further realize her goal of synthesizing public and expert opinion to support the implementation of empirically informed, culturally responsive educational policy. Prior to joining Just Equations in February 2022, Katrina was employed as a law clerk for a Criminal Justice Act Panel attorney, where she worked to secure compassionate release for federally incarcerated clients affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Katrina is a co-author of Integral Voices: Examining Math Experiences of Underrepresented Students and served as Just Equations Program Associate from 2022-2023.
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