Kristina Roth serves as Senior Policy Associate
Prior to joining LDF, Kristina led the Criminal Justice Program at Amnesty International USA (AIUSA) as Senior Advocate. At AIUSA, she worked regularly with grassroots activists, impacted communities, fellow advocates, elected officials, and other top stakeholders at the state and federal levels to further human rights in domestic law. She focused on efforts to abolish the death penalty and advance policing accountability legislation, with a focus on efforts to stop unlawful use of force by law enforcement. Before AIUSA, Kristina worked as Washington Representative and Deputy Director of Domestic Policy at the Jewish Council for Public Affairs, where she collaborated with interfaith and secular partners advocating on a slew of domestic issues at the federal level from sentencing reform to access to abortion.
Kristina holds a Bachelor of Science from Ithaca College in Communications Management and Design with a minor in Politics.
She represented AIUSA before the UN and other international treaty monitoring bodies and testified before the Maryland legislature on a law enforcement use of force measure., that became law. Her analysis has been featured in The New York Times, The Washington Post, BBC, The Hill, and she has appeared live on Al Jazeera and MSNBC.
Kristina serves as a co-chair of the Justice Roundtable’s federal Law Enforcement Reform Working Group, working with partner organizations to shape federal legislation and policies to meaningfully address systemic failures of policing.