Emily Tatro

Emily Tatro

Director of Government and External Affairs

Emily Tatro (she/her) is the Director of Government and External Affairs at DC Justice Lab. She leads DC Justice Lab’s relationships with elected officials and policymakers, develops advocacy strategies, and executes policy solutions in collaboration with governmental agencies, policymakers, community organizations, volunteers, and other partners.

Prior to DC Justice Lab, she served as Deputy Director of the Council for Court Excellence, where she developed and led policy and advocacy work to address the most pressing issues in D.C.’s criminal legal system, especially related to incarceration and returning citizens. Previously, Emily was the Criminal and Disability Rights Fellow for the D.C. Jail and Prison Advocacy Project at Disability Rights D.C., a program of University Legal Services. She began her career at Teach for America, where she developed conflict resolution programming for her students in Pre-K. Emily is honored to serve on the board of Collective Action for Safe Spaces, a grassroots organization working to eliminate gendered harassment and violence in D.C.

Emily earned a J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center and a B.A. in Sociology from Temple University.

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