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Kendra Brown JD'12

At-Large Member

Kendra Brown HeadshotKendra Brown currently holds the role of Vice President – Public Policy, U.S. Federal Affairs for Mastercard. She is also the chair of the Maryland State Advisory Committee of the U.S. Civil Rights Commission. Previously, she was the chief of staff for Representative G. K. Butterfield (NC–01) in the United States Congress and senior director for diversity, inclusion, and affinity for the Washington College of Law at American University where she led the law school's diversity and inclusion initiatives. Her first role in policy was serving as an intern in the District Office of Congressman Robert "Bobby" Scott while attending Hampton University.

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 completed her undergraduate studies at Hampton University, 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 currently pursuing her Doctorate of Ministry in Soulcare at Wesley Theological Seminary.

Kendra is committed to community engagement and empowerment and serves as the president of the Upsilon Epsilon Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority in Baltimore County, Maryland, and is a member of the Baltimore Chapter of The Links, Incorporated. She is a member of the Leadership Committee of Street Law, Inc., a global, nonpartisan nonprofit organization that develops classroom and community programs to educate youth about law and government, is a member of the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Washington, D.C., Regional Board, and is on the board of Maryland Humanities.

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