Katherine Youssouf is a staff attorney with the Criminal Justice Program at Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF). Prior to joining ALDF she clerked for the Honorable Kathleen Y. Mackay at the Superior Court of the Virgin Islands District for St. Thomas and St. John in the U.S. Virgin Islands. She earned her J.D. from American University’s Washington College of Law in Washington, D.C. Before becoming a lawyer, Katherine worked as a social worker addressing violence against women and violations of human rights. She also worked in private practice as a clinical neurotherapist for adult, teenage, and child victims of trauma. She has a master’s in social work and social policy (M.S.W.) from the University of Chicago in Chicago, I.L., and a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Baldwin Wallace University in Berea, O.H.