Katrina Weinert joined the Committee as a paralegal in June 2021 supporting our Police Misconduct and Prisoners’ Rights practices.
Katrina graduated from the University of Chicago in 2019 with honors and a double major in
Public Policy and Comparative Race and Ethnic Studies. Her senior thesis analyzed the impact
of pretrial incarceration and the cash bail system on defendants and low-income communities of
color in the Chicago area.
At the University of Chicago, Katrina volunteered as a workshop facilitator for the Bridge Writing
Workshop at Cook County Jail. As the Program Coordinator for two years, she led creative
writing workshops, supervised volunteers and advocated for expanded access to workshops for
While in college, Katrina interned for Lawyers for Children in New York City and for the U.S.
Embassy in Bogota, Colombia. After graduating, she joined Teach for America and taught 7th
grade English for two years in the Mississippi Delta.