Kate Gibson (B.A. 2017, UC Berkeley; J.D. expected 2023) will intern this summer at the Refugee and Immigration Center for Education and Legal Services (RAICES), a non-profit agency that promotes justice and provides free and low-cost legal services to underserved immigrant children, families, and refugees. RAICES operates on the national frontlines of the fight for immigrant rights.
During her time at Texas Law, Kate has participated in the Mithoff Pro Bono Program, including the SPEAK and Special Education projects, the Expunction Project, the Gender Affirmation Project, and the DACA Renewals Clinic. She has also volunteered for Casa Marianella and Jane's Due Process. Kate is also a member of the Public Interest Law Association, If/When/How, the Women's Law Caucus, the American Constitution Society, and the Supreme Chorus, the law school's a cappella group!
Prior to law school, Kate worked as an elementary school teacher in Houston with the Teach for America program. She studied Political Science (focused on International Relations) and Peace and Conflict Studies while in undergrad. She spent summers as an intern in Congressman Lloyd Doggett's office and as an au pair in Madrid, Spain. She studied abroad in Beijing, China and loves any opportunity to practice and improve her foreign language skills. After law school, Kate hopes to pursue a career in public interest or human rights law.