P.D. Soros Fellowship for New Americans


Kristina Filipovich, 2005

Litigation Associate, Jenner & Block LLP in Washington, D.C.

Kristina Filipovich is the child of immigrants from Bosnia and Herzegovina and Italy

Fellowship awarded to support work towards a JD in Law at Stanford University

KRISTINA FILIPOVICH is an litigation associate at Jenner & Block LLP in Washington, D.C.

Kristina was born in Portland, Oregon. Her family immigrated from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Italy and the Ukraine. Her parents are naturalized citizens and live in Oregon. .

Kristina graduated from Stanford Law School, where she was a Public Interest Fellow. She received a BA from Occidental College in politics and women's studies and a master's in gender and international development from the London School of Economics.

She is the recipient of a Harry S. Truman Scholarship, a Ford Foundation Research Fellowship, and a Thomas J. Watson Fellowship. Kristina has worked for President Clinton's National Advisory Council on Violence Against Women, the Department of Justice, the Centers for Disease Control, Women for Women International, The Washington Area Women's Foundation, and the International Human Rights Law Group. Her work has included creating a policy document for the nation on violence against women, nonprofit management and fundraising, and numerous international development projects.

Kristina also founded the nonprofit programs Occidental Partnership Assisting Women and the Stanford Domestic Violence Pro Bono Project. Kristina was a delegate to the UN Conference on Women in Beijing. Work, travel and scuba diving have taken her to over thirty countries.

Kristina will use her law degree to advance gender equality, animal rights and human rights.

  • JD Law | Stanford University 2007
  • MA Gender and International Development | London School of Economics & Political Science 2003
  • BA Politics and Women's Studies | Occidental College 1997
Work History
  • Jenner & Block LLP in Washington, D.C., Litigation Associate
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