Corinne Rafferty


A lawyer by training, Corinne has devoted her working life to various social justice organizations in San Francisco, New York and the Twin Cities. Most recently, Corinne was Chief Operating Officer at the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy (IATP). She was co-founder and co-director of Nicaragua Exchange, which mobilized opposition to U.S. funding of the contras in the mid-1980s. She worked for the North American Congress on Latin America, the National Lawyers Guild and the Institute for Media Analysis before serving as a program officer for the Rockefeller Family Fund and the Unitarian Universalist Veatch Program at Shelter Rock. She moved to Minnesota in 1994, and has worked for the Institute for Local Self-Reliance and more recently, Farmers' Legal Action Group, where she served as executive director, and the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy (IATP), where she Chief Operating Officer and assisted with program management and coordination.  

BA English Literature, Yale University
Juris Doctorate, University of California Hastings College of the Law  612-203-9496