Kathryn Moorehead is the Director of Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) and Human Trafficking Programs at the South Carolina Office of the Attorney General. Kathryn is also the Coordinator of the South Carolina Human Trafficking Task Force. She brings over 20 years of experience in the fields of education, social work, advocacy, and public health.
Prior to joining the Office of the Attorney General, Kathryn was the Country Director for an international counter-trafficking NGO overseeing their operations in Cambodia. She also consulted for a year in Guyana, South America with the country’s only organization providing legal and support services to survivors of domestic violence and human trafficking. Her work experience includes therapeutic programming and community-based initiatives as well as partnerships with NGOs and governments in South America, Central America, Africa, Asia, and the Middle East. Kathryn was also a Research Assistant at Harvard University and an Integrated English Educator in the U.S. Peace Corps (Sri Lanka and Poland).
She graduated from Wheaton College in Norton, MA with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and earned a Master of Education in Risk and Prevention from Harvard University’s Graduate School of Education. While in graduate school, Kathryn independently researched, filmed, and produced a documentary short film exploring the impact of community violence on adolescent girls in Boston. The film has been used at the graduate school in a course focused on trauma, interventions, and cross-cultural issues. She also earned a certificate in Nonprofit Management and Leadership from Boston University’s School of Management. Kathryn was awarded the Wheaton College Alumnae/i Community Service Achievement Award in May 2012 and a Woman of Influence Award from the Columbia Regional Business Report in June 2018.