Kathryn Snyder and maisha quint to Lead Criminal Justice Grantmaking Strategy at The Libra Foundation
As a senior advisor at Tides Advocacy, Snyder provided financial, programmatic, philanthropic, and legal support to a range of criminal justice-focused entities. She also has several years of legal experience as a staff attorney, associate, and law clerk at firms in both San Diego and San Francisco, including time at the San Francisco district attorney's office under Kamala Harris. A 2018 Criminal Justice Fellow at the Women's Policy Institute, founding member of the Bay Area Chapter of Law for Black Lives, and chair of the California Criminal Justice Funders Group, Snyder is an ardent advocate for dismantling mass incarceration and recognizes its intersection with racial and gender justice.
With two decades of on-the-ground social justice leadership, quint has served as a San Francisco Foundation Multicultural Fellow, community programs director at the EastSide Arts Alliance, and communications director and family advocacy coordinator at Legal Services for Prisoners with Children. A passionate community organizer and believer in self-determination in marginalized communities, she has campaigned with Committee to Free the San Francisco 8, the Committee for the Defense of Human Rights, the Malcolm X Grassroots Movement, and others.