Katherine Wilhelm is the Ford Foundation’s legal program officer for China. In this role, she supports organizations and individuals who strive to improve civil and criminal justice systems and access to justice in China. Before joining the foundation in 2012, Ms. Wilhelm was director of the Beijing office of Yale Law School’s China Law Center, where she developed projects promoting legal education and legal reform, focusing in particular on public interest law, government information disclosure, media and law and juvenile justice reform. She has practiced law in the Beijing office of a leading U.S. law firm. Her first career was as a journalist and editor based in China, Hong Kong, Vietnam and the United States.