Katherine Burdick, Esq.
Kate Burdick focuses on advancing education rights and improving outcomes for youth in the child welfare and juvenile justice systems. Areas of expertise include school stability for youth in care, the unique special education issues that arise for court-involved youth, educational decision-making, ensuring high quality academics and career/technical training for youth in residential facilities, and credit transfer/educational reentry issues.
Between fellowships, she served as a law clerk to the Honorable Michael M. Baylson of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.
Kate graduated magna cum laude from Brown University, where she double concentrated in Public Policy and American Institutions and Hispanic Literature and Culture. She graduated from the University of California, Berkeley School of Law in 2009. During law school, Kate focused on child and family advocacy and conducted two internships at Legal Services for Children. She also has a passion for international human rights and immigration work, which she honed through clinics and an internship at the Myrna Mack Foundation in Guatemala City.
Before law school, Katherine taught at the American School of Guatemala and volunteered at a local orphanage.