Maureen Katz, is a White, Jewish, cis-woman, Child and Adult Psychoanalyst based in the Bay Area. Her intellectual work has focused primarily on issues of psychoanalysis, race, class and culture. She spent ten years leading a school-based collaborative for the Berkeley Public Schools, and in 1995 organized a joint conference of UC Berkeley and SFCP on psychoanalytic perspectives on the rise of Neo-fascism and Anti-immigration politics. She works on behalf of and with undocumented unaccompanied minors in detention in the US and the Mexican side of the border, and with Doctors 4 Camp Closure. She is also active with communities fighting for environmental justice.