Kristina Wertz

Kristina Wertz
Director of Policy and Programs
415-865-0176 ext. 302

Kristina oversees many of TLC’s public policy advocacy programs, including, leadership development, health care access, economic empowerment, student safety, and bathroom access. She conducts trainings for community members, employers, attorneys, social service providers, health care providers and other institutions.

Prior to her role at TLC, Kristina practiced as a civil rights litigator at the Epstein Group in San Francisco. During her time there, she focused on employment discrimination and housing rights for a diverse clientele. As an attorney, Kristina has worked as a legal advocate for people with disabilities, workers, victims of domestic violence, renters and recipients of public benefits.

Kristina has a B.A. from New York University and a J.D. from Brooklyn Law School. During her law school years, Kristina was awarded an Edward V. Sparer Public Interest Fellowship and a fellowship from the Brooklyn Law Students for the Public Interest and served as the chairperson of Outlaws, Brooklyn Law School’s LGBT student organization.