Nia is an attorney who has focused her post law school career on addressing a variety of systemic issues that marginalized community members in her home state of Louisiana.
She is currently the founder and Director of Citizen SHE United, which mobilizes Black Women around the state to actively participate in changing the system so that it begins to work for them and their children. Citizen SHE United is creating a place where the intersection of our communal and familial commitments can coexist with the interpersonal issues that women face.
Her vision is to be part of the answer to righting the wrongs of systemic oppression in Louisiana. As a part of the fellowship, Nia will build the work she is undertaking with Citizen SHE United, as well as focus on her own growth and professional development. Nia is also the mother of four children and is a fierce advocate who fights for them every day.