A native of Wilmington, NC, Kenya is the Senior Associate Provost at Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire. Prior to working at Dartmouth College, she served as Assistant Provost of Academic Affairs and University Curriculum at The New School (NYC) and the Associate Dean of Academic Programs and Student Services at Rutgers University School of Criminal Justice, where she successfully led the university’s effort to develop a prison education program. As a faculty member, Kenya has walked an interdisciplinary line between the fields of criminal justice and legal studies, engaging in public scholarship that explores the relationship between race and crime. In addition to her 20-year career in law and higher education, Kenya has consulted with courts and other government agencies across the nation on procedural justice and racial and ethnic disparity (RED) initiatives. She has worked with universities and human rights organizations around the globe, facilitating trainings on Title IX, crime prevention and diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI), and has served in an advisory capacity for several professional organizations
Kenya’s extensive service includes work with the U.S. Department of Justice Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP), NJ LEEP (Law and Education Empowerment Project), and the Community Justice Advisory Board for the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office. She currently serves as Treasurer and Chair of the Community Service and Social Justice Committee for the Garden State Bar Association and as Vice-Chair of the Public Policy and Advocacy Committee for the Metropolitan Black Bar Association. Kenya is also a member of the New Jersey Supreme Court Advisory Committee on Access and Fairness and the Review Board of Appeals for the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS).
A Fulbright Scholar, Kenya has received recognition and awards in honor of her service and scholarship. In 2016, she was recognized by the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office and the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives in appreciation of her support to the Citizens of New Jersey. Kenya is a fellow of the Higher Education Leadership Foundation and was recognized by the National Gang Crime Research Center as the 2019 recipient of the prestigious Frederick Milton Thrasher Award for her scholarship on gang courts. She was also named one of the New Jersey Law Journal’s Diverse Attorneys of the Year in 2019.
Kenya earned a JD from Widener University Delaware Law School, a MS in Criminal Justice, with an emphasis on Criminal Behavior Analysis from the University of Cincinnati, and a BA in Political Science from Winston-Salem State University. Kenya is also an active member of the Beta Alpha Omega chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated.
Irissah King is the Creative Operations Associate for The Black Massacre Project. Irissah has experience working as a multimedia journalist and on-air correspondent for magazines and in radio. She is also a multi-disciplinary artist with a background in print and digital marketing, brand creation, and brand marketing. Her experience includes working for celebrity interior design firm, Sloan Square, award-winning media production company, VRR Productions, and Sloppy Vinyl, an artist development company and studio based in New Jersey.
A champion for political education and advocacy, Ms. King has worked with organizations including When We All Vote and the New Jersey Public Interest Research Group. Irissah graduated from Rutgers University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism and a minor in Psychology.
Kenyéla Horn is a Program Coordinator for The Black Massacre Project and graduate of Rutgers University-Newark studying Public Administration and Affairs. She has previously interned for non-profit community organization Project Ready NJ, Senator Cory Booker’s 2020 Presidential Campaign, for The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation with New Jersey Congresswoman Bonnie Watson Coleman, and image activist Michaela Angela Davis.
A New Jersey native, Kenyéla has been a profound orator for over 10 years. Her passion lies in social justice advocacy and she hopes to work in public policy, specifically education reform. Eventually, she plans to pursue a law degree and practice Civil Rights Law. In her free time, she likes to read and write. Kenyéla is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
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