Cathleen Lisk is a Research and Program Associate in the Democracy Program, where she focuses on issues pertaining to fair and impartial courts. Prior to joining the Brennan Center for Justice in 2015, Cathleen interned at the State’s Attorney’s Office in the Milford Superior Court, as well as at the Connecticut General Assembly for Rep. John Shaban.
Cathleen graduated summa cum laude from the University of Connecticut’s Honors Program in May of 2015 with a B.A. in Political Science and a minor in History. While an undergraduate student, Cathleen served as an Alan R. Bennett Research Assistant, studying State Supreme Courts under Dr. Virginia Hettinger in the political science department. For her senior honors thesis, she studied the factors influencing judicial decisions in obscenity cases decided in the U.S. Court of Appeals.