Recently retired from her position as assistant dean for pro bono and public interest programs at the Rutgers School of Law-Camden. Prior to joining the law school staff at the Camden Campus of Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, Klothen served as executive director of the Philadelphia Volunteers for the Indigent Program, a nationally recognized initiative offered by the Philadelphia Bar Association. She also served as a federal agency litigator, and as a legal services attorney. Klothen serves on various boards and commissions, including City Year Greater Philadelphia and MAZON: A Jewish Response to Hunger, where she is the immediate past president. She is a member of the Federal Judicial Nominating Commission and the Civil Justice Advisory Committee for the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. Klothen received her Juris Doctor degree from Vanderbilt Law School in 1975. She earned her bachelor's degree from the University of Michigan in 1972.