Patricia Berne, Project Director on Race, Disability and Eugenics, has been active in racial justice and gender based violence prevention fields for over fifteen years. Her work at the Center for Genetics and Society involves dialogue with multiple constituencies concerned about the social justice implications and eugenic potential of emerging genetic and reproductive technologies. She is president of the Board of Directors of San Francisco Women Against Rape. Her background includes community organizing within the Haitian diaspora, advocacy with incarcerated youth toward alternatives to the criminal justice system, and cultural activism to centralize marginalized voices, particularly those of people with disabilities. She is earning her Doctorate of Psychology (Psy.D.) at the Wright Institute in Berkeley, California, focusing on trauma and resilience for survivors of interpersonal or state sponsored violence.