Katrina Feldkamp serves as an Education Fellow at the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. (LDF). She joins LDF from Bronx Legal Services, where she represented Bronx students and families in special education and school discipline proceedings; led policy and litigation efforts to challenge racial, gender, and economic inequity in New York City schools; and coordinated the Healing-Centered Schools Working Group, a community advocacy effort to bring trauma-responsive practices to the City’s public schools. She began her tenure at Bronx Legal Services as an Equal Justice Works Fellow.
During her time at Bronx Legal Services, Katrina negotiated a landmark settlement on behalf of four students with disabilities who experienced gender-based violence while attending New York City public schools. The settlement resulted in significant changes to the Department of Education’s policies on gender-based violence and established a new policy for supporting students with trauma-related disabilities. As coordinator of the Healing-Centered Schools Working Group, Katrina authored the Community Roadmap to Bring Healing-Centered Schools to the Bronx, a document describing how schools can replace punitive and racist structures with practices that center healing and provide a culturally-responsive learning environment.
Katrina received her J.D. from the New York University School of Law, where she was an Arthur Garfield Hays Civil Liberties Fellow, served on the Review of Law and Social Change, and co-led the South Asian Law Students Association. She received her B.A. in Political Science and Economics from Fordham College at Rose Hill. Before law school, Katrina worked in New York City government. She is barred in New York State and the Eastern District of New York.