Katherine Rabb is a program officer with the Education and Youth Development Program of Open Society Institute–Baltimore. As part of OSI-Baltimore’s focus on expanding educational opportunities and keeping children connected to school, Rabb’s work supports efforts to develop positive and child-centered school climates, reform school discipline practices, and improve attendance in Baltimore City public schools and throughout the state of Maryland. Rabb is co-chair of the State Code of Conduct Committee chartered by the Maryland State Board of Education.
Prior to joining OSI-Baltimore, Rabb clerked for a federal judge in the Eastern District of New York, practiced First Amendment litigation in a law firm, and science policy and ethics in not-for-profit and university settings. Before becoming an attorney, she completed her teaching practicum in high school social studies, and helped manage an AmeriCorps program in Head Start centers in the D.C. area.
Rabb has a BA from Harvard College and a JD from Yale Law School, and is a member of the bars of New York, Massachusetts, and Maryland.