Katrina Swett is a politician and Lecturer in Political Science at Tufts University. Focusing on human rights and American foreign policy, she received her bachelor's degree in political science from Yale University, and her Ph.D. in History with a focus on Human Rights and United States Foreign Policy from the University of Southern Denmark. She also holds a J.D. from the University of California.
Swett has been active in Democratic politics for over twenty years, andhas run several campaigns, including co-directing Joe Lieberman's 2004 presidential race. Most recently, in the 2010 midterm elections, Swett made an unsuccessful bid for a congressional seat in New Hampshire on a platform of supporting a vibrant, optimistic middle class. Swettserves as the President and CEO of the newly established Lantos Foundation for Human Rights, named after her father, the late congressman Tom Lantos.
Katrina Swett is married to Richard Swett, former U.S. Ambassador to Denmark, and lives in New Hampshire with her seven children.