Kerri Colfer is Senior Native Affairs Advisor for the National Indigenous Women’s Resource Center. In her role, Kerri will assist in developing and managing NIWRC’s policy agenda and provide expert analysis and leadership in enhancing the sovereign authority of Tribal Nations to protect Native people.
Prior to coming to NIWRC, Kerri was the Congressional Advocate on Native American Policy at the Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL) in Washington, D.C. While at FCNL, Kerri worked with Native and non-Native partners and members of congress to advance Native policy, with a focus on addressing violence against Native women.
Kerri earned a B.A. in English Literature from Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island and a J.D. from the Temple University Beasley School of Law in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.