Founder and Director
Patricia is the founder and Director of the Responsible Sourcing Network, which she started as a project of As You Sow in 2010. Currently she sits on governing or advisory committees for the Public-Private Alliance for Responsible Mineral Trade, the Cotton Coalition, ICCR’s Human Trafficking Group, and the Conflict Free Smelter Program.
Patricia started managing the Human Rights department inside As You Sow’s Corporate Social Responsibility Program in 2006. In that role she led the Human Rights Program to tackle labor abuses at the factory level, she contributed to the report Best Current Practices in Purchasing: The Apparel Industry, and she began ground-breaking work addressing forced labor and extortion at the commodity level of supply chains.
Preceding As You Sow, Patricia was at the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy (IATP) directing the Global Cooperation Project. She co-authored a report entitled, The Treaty Database: U.S. Compliance with Global Treaties. At Gap, Inc. she spearheaded a rewrite of the company’s Vendor Handbook, which was distributed to 3000 manufacturing facilities worldwide.
She is fluent in Spanish, and has past work experience with natural dyes, Latino political outreach, and women’s craft cooperatives in Latin America. Patricia has an International MBA from Thunderbird School of Global Management and degrees from Cornell University and the Fashion Institute of Technology.
Andrew received his MA in Global Affairs and Management, with honors, from Thunderbird School of Global Management in 2014. In his many leadership roles at Thunderbird, including Chair of the Thunderbird Honor Council and VP of Net Impact Thunderbird, he helped equip diverse business leaders for the challenge of global citizenship on his campus and beyond. Andrew has studied Spanish, German, French, and Arabic. Andrew’s work as an inner-city homeownership counselor, refugee advocate, and anti-labor –trafficking volunteer catalyzed his passion to help marginalized people access networks of economic prosperity. He is currently working as a Research Analyst at Responsible Sourcing Network.
Minerals Program Manager
Kathleen is developing a career in resource extraction justice focused on promoting transparency and accountability in the global extractive industries. Kathleen is currently pursuing this work as the Extractive Industries Program Officer at Transparency International Uganda, where she is working on preventing corruption in the country’s developing oil and minerals sectors. She graduated from the MPS program at the Clinton School of Public Service. Kathleen holds a dual degree from Washington University in St. Louis in international studies and anthropology. At RSN, Kathleen is continuing prior work and research on the trade in conflict minerals from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and surrounding countries as the Minerals Program Manager.