As a Justice Catalyst-Public Rights Project Fellow, Kimberly will work with the New York City Commission on Human Rights (NYCCHR).
Her project centers on the enforcement of NYCCHR’s groundbreaking administrative guidance barring discrimination based on hairstyle and hair texture and includes community education and advocacy efforts around hair discrimination. Additionally, Kimberly will work with NYCCHR to address other forms of anti-Blackness as well as access to justice issues related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Kimberly is a 2020 graduate of the New York University School of Law, where she was a Root-Tilden-Kern Public Interest Scholar. During law school, Kimberly participated in the Racial Equity Strategies Clinic, the Civil Rights Clinic, and interned at the New York Attorney General’s Civil Rights Bureau and the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund. Kimberly also served as a student fellow at NYU Law’s Center on Race, Inequality, and the Law and as an articles editor on the Annual Survey of American Law.