Mindy Spatt originally joined TURN as media advocacy director in April 1998. She oversees press relations and the writing and production of TURN publications. She is now TURN’s communications chief, responsible for setting the strategic direction of TURN’s communications efforts and coordinating TURN’s media and online advocacy.
Spatt is a published essayist and freelance writer whose work has appeared in numerous newspapers and magazines. Her previous advocacy experience includes work on behalf of women prisoners and a stint as a union organizer. She was employed as a legal writer at California Continuing Education of the Bar before coming to TURN. Spatt received her BA in Political Science from the State University of New York and holds a law degree from Antioch School of Law.