Senior Director for Diversity, Inclusion and Affinity
Kendra Brown currently serves as Senior Director for Diversity, Inclusion and Affinity for the Washington College of Law at American University. She is a member of the President’s Council on Diversity and Inclusion, led by American University President Sylvia Burwell. Previous roles she has held are Deputy Chief of Staff and Legislative Director in the U.S. House of Representatives, Policy Director of the Congressional Black Caucus in the U.S. House of Representatives, and Legislative Counsel for Earthjustice.
She is a Former National Chair of the National Black Law Students Association (NBLSA). During her term as National Chair, NBLSA was active in election protection, leadership training and development, academic planning, career development, and extensive advocacy efforts.
Kendra graduated from Hampton University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science with a minor in Business Management. She began her seminary studies by pursuing coursework at the Interdenominational Theological Center in Atlanta, Georgia, completed her Master of Divinity at Howard University Divinity School, and received her law degree from Vermont Law School. Additionally, Kendra attended the George Washington University School of Law for her Master of Laws.
She is committed to community engagement and empowerment as a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, The Links, Incorporated and serves on the Leadership Committee of Street Law, Inc, a global, nonpartisan nonprofit organization that develops classroom and community programs to educate young people about law and government. She has been a member of the executive board of both the Washington Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Division and the National Bar Association Young Lawyer’s Division.