Jennifer G. Rodgers, Executive Director
As executive director, Jennifer leverages her extensive experience in litigation and public corruption to lead and oversee the programmatic direction of CAPI. Prior to joining CAPI, Jennifer worked at the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York. As an Assistant U.S. Attorney, Jennifer worked on a wide variety of federal criminal matters and conducted numerous jury trials, including in cases involving terrorism, organized crime, public corruption, and narcotics; she also briefed and argued nearly two dozen appeals before the Second Circuit Court of Appeals. Jennifer has also held numerous supervisory positions within the U.S. Attorney’s Office, including Deputy Chief Appellate Attorney, Chief of the Organized Crime Unit, and Chief of the General Crimes Unit. Prior to becoming a federal prosecutor, Jennifer was a litigation associate at Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP, and worked as a law clerk for former federal district court judge Stanley A. Weigel of the Northern District of California. Jennifer received her law degree from the University of California, Berkeley (Boalt Hall) School of Law, and graduated cum laude with a bachelor's degree in history from the University of California, Los Angeles.
Jennifer can be reached at (212) 854-6186 or at CAPI@law.columbia.edu.
Gabriel Kuris, Deputy Director
As deputy director, Gabriel helps to oversee the activities, partnerships, and strategic development of CAPI. Before joining CAPI, Gabriel worked for Innovations for Successful Societies, a research center at Princeton University. While there, he studied anti-corruption agencies in eight emerging democracies, as well as electoral reforms and urban governance in fragile contexts. Previously, Gabriel worked in the Philippines, Cambodia, and the Solomon Islands to support justice sector reforms and transitional justice efforts. He also practiced global finance law at Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe in New York. Gabriel is a graduate of Yale College and Harvard Law School. He is a recipient of a Fulbright Fellowship. His writing has appeared in the New Yorker, the Harvard Review, and ForeignPolicy.com.
Gabriel can be reached at (212) 854-6186 or at CAPI@law.columbia.edu.
Jacob Watkins, Program Coordinator
As program coordinator, Jacob supports the center’s research and administration. He previously worked for civic nonprofit organizations, including Legal Information for Families Today and the Bar Association of San Francisco. Most recently, at Citizens Union of the City of New York, he assisted with electoral endorsements and studied the impact of public-private partnerships. Jacob graduated cum laude from New York University with a bachelor's degree in history and politics, and minors in Spanish Language and European and Mediterranean studies. He is a member of Phi Alpha Theta, a national history honors society. He sits on the Local Candidates and Municipal Affairs Committees of Citizens Union.
Jacob can be reached at (212) 854-6186 or at CAPI@law.columbia.edu.
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