Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs
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Catherine Tonsberg Syfert

Catherine Tonsberg Syfert

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Catherine Tonsberg Syfert most recently worked as a policy associate for the American Civil Liberties Union of Rhode Island. Previously, she was an organizer for labor unions and on a Congressional campaign, and served as a legislative aide in the Washington State Senate. These professional experiences have helped to shape her passion for issues affecting workers and for making policy creation inclusive of the groups affected by those policies. Originally from North Attleboro, Massachusetts, Catherine received her bachelor's degree in politics, philosophy and economics with a minor in law and policy from the University of Washington Tacoma.