Kathryn A. Monroe (Katie) is the Director of the Rocky Mountain Innocence Center (RMIC), which works to correct and prevent the conviction of innocent people in Nevada, Utah, and Wyoming. Prior to joining RMIC in 2006, Ms. Monroe was senior counsel at the Constitution Project, a bipartisan policy reform organization in Washington, D.C., where she directed the Project’s Courts and Sentencing Initiatives. She also served on the Board of Directors of the Mid-Atlantic Innocence Project. In 2002, Ms. Monroe won federal habeas corpus relief for her mother, Beverly, who was wrongly convicted of murder in 1992. Ms. Monroe also founded a grassroots advocacy organization to conduct outreach and education and organize citizen action about wrongful convictions. Prior to 1996, Ms. Monroe was an attorney for the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, where she directed civil rights investigations and developed federal policy recommendations. Ms. Monroe began her legal career as a law clerk to the Honorable Bernard G. Barrow of the Virginia Court of Appeals and received her law degree from George Mason University School of Law in 1990.