Kristin Woelfel serves as Policy Counsel on CDT’s Equity in Civic Technology team, where she focuses on the ethical, responsible, and equitable use of data and technology in public education and other civil institutions.
Prior to joining CDT, Kristin served as Member Advocate at the largest teachers union in the Southeast United States, servicing the educators of Miami-Dade County Public Schools. Here she worked alongside educators of the third-largest school district in the nation in negotiating, interpreting, and enforcing their collective bargaining agreement, and engaging in local and statewide advocacy for ballot measures and policies seeking to preserve free and fair public education. Kristin also served as a fellow for the Cyber Civil Rights Initiative, where her work contributed to the organization’s mission of combatting online abuse and protecting civil liberties online.
Kristin holds a J.D. from the University of Miami School of Law, where she co-founded the Technology Law Club, a coaliton focused on the intersection of technology, law, and policy. During this time, Kristin also externed with the University’s Office of Privacy and Data Security, where she served the team tasked with the University Health System and the University at large in privacy policies and breach response.