Kathryn Snyder (they/she)

Director of Programs & Initiatives

Kathryn is a Black, queer, gender nonconforming, radical, abolitionist. Before becoming the Director of Programs and Initiatives at Women Donors Network, Kathryn was a Senior Program Officer at the Libra Foundation, where they co-directed the national Criminal Justice and Social Policy grantmaking portfolio. Prior to Libra, Kathryn spent nearly eight years as a Senior Advisor at Tides Advocacy, providing financial, programmatic, and legal support to a mix of institutional funder, individual donor, and organizational clients.

With a background in law, including roles at firms in San Diego and San Francisco, as well as experience as a Criminal Justice Fellow at the Dr. Beatriz María Solís Policy Institute, Kathryn has contributed significantly to criminal justice reform efforts. They hold a Juris Doctor from the University of San Diego School of Law, along with degrees in Sociology and Human Development, and a Minor in Communication from the University of California, Davis.

Kathryn shares their life with their partner Shayna (they/she) and their two children: Zuri (she/they) and Asani (they/them).

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