Kathryn M. Martorana

American Red Cross

Kathryn M. Martorana is Senior Associate, Sheltering and Reunification at American Red Cross. Martorana has an MA from Tufts University's School of Law and Diplomacy. Martorana is a former campaign coordinator for Oxfam America's Oil, Gas, and Mining Program, which promotes transparency and accountability in the extractives sector.

In 2010, she visited a number of gold mining operations and affected communities in eastern Senegal. Prior to joining Oxfam America, she worked in the Republic of Namibia under the Ministry of Education.

Martorana has held internships at the American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research, Senator John F. Kerry's district office and the International Institute for Justice and Development. She is currently an MS candidate in international development management at American University's School of International Service and holds a BA in international relations from the University of Delaware.

Martorana was a member of the Carnegie New Leaders Program at the Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs.

Featured Work

CREDIT: Marlin Mine. © 2011 Anna Fawcus/Oxfam America.

SEP 9, 2011 Article

Policy Innovations Digital Magazine (2006-2016): Commentary: Mining a Grave Concern in Guatemala's Election

Strong natural resource management is essential for a young democracy, yet Guatemala's human rights advocates face death threats after a failed presidential debate on mining.

CREDIT: Rebecca Blackwell/Oxfam America. © 2010 Rebecca Blackwell.

JUL 18, 2011 Article

Legislating Transparency in the Extractive Sector: Will the Securities and Exchange Commission Take the Lead?

The SEC has an opportunity to demonstrate that the United States takes transparency and accountability seriously and intends to act as a global leader in ...

CREDIT: Rebecca Blackwell/Oxfam America. © 2010 Rebecca Blackwell.

JUL 12, 2011 Article

Policy Innovations Digital Magazine (2006-2016): Innovations: Legislating Transparency in the Extractive Sector

The SEC has an opportunity to demonstrate that the United States takes transparency and accountability seriously and intends to act as a global leader in ...