Katie Annand is the Managing Attorney of the San Francisco and Fresno offices of Kids in Need of Defense (KIND). KIND trains and mentors pro bono attorneys to represent children in immigration court proceedings. Katie joined KIND in February 2016 after running a successful solo practice specializing in Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJS), a form of legal relief for undocumented children abused, abandoned or neglected by one or both parents. Katie also worked as a volunteer and staff attorney with the Immigration Center for Women and Children, where she represented clients seeking SIJS and U visas, and as an associate with Reed Smith, LLP in the commercial litigation and financial services groups. Katie is a graduate of University of California, Hastings College of Law, and of Wesleyan University, where she majored in anthropology and received a certificate in international relations. Katie is licensed to practice in the state of California, and she is fluent in Spanish.