Katherine Berland, Esq., currently serves as ANCOR’s Director of Public Policy. Prior to joining ANCOR, she worked in the financial industry, first as a registered investment representative, then for a national bank working in consumer banking and commercial lending. She left the bank to pursue a law degree in 2005. While in law school, she worked as a law clerk for a D.C. firm specializing in insurance tax law. She graduated from Georgetown University Law Center in 2009 and worked for several years as an attorney doing litigation preparation. She has done extensive volunteer work with organizations including Human Rights Watch, Human Rights Campaign, and Habitat for Humanity. For ten years she served as coordinator for the local Amnesty International chapter in Howard County, Maryland. She was hired by ANCOR in December 2012. She now lives in Maryland with her husband and three children.