Born and raised in West Texas, Katrina Farias moved to Boston to attend Boston University, where she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in History. While at BU, she played with the BU Bands and participated in the pre-law program in London, England, interning with McCormacks Solicitors, one of London’s top criminal defense public aid firms.
After graduating from BU in 2005, Katrina worked as a legal assistant in the Trial Department at McDermott Will and Emery LLP and later volunteered for a non-profit organization in Oaxaca, Mexico that provides free legal services to low-income victims of domestic violence.
During her first year at Suffolk, Katrina received the Best Brief and Best Oral Advocate awards in her Legal Practice Skills course. She is also a member of the Transnational Law Review and Phi Delta Phi international legal fraternity. In the summer following her first year, she clerked for the Honorable Robert E. Cornetta in the Essex Country Superior Court in Lawrence, MA.
Much of Katrina’s legal work experience has been dedicated to public interest. She participates in the Suffolk Pro Bono Program and has interned with Greater Boston Legal Services and Shelter Legal Services.
In her free time she enjoys catching live music shows, theater, running, and hiking New England’s lovely, scenic trails.
Katrina is using her McLaughlin Fellowship to work in the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office.