Zakia A. Nesbitt is a second-year law student who serves as the 2019-2020 BLSA Treasurer at LSU Law School. She is responsible for the management and oversight of the organization’s financial affairs. Ms. Nesbitt has more than a decade of experience in the healthcare industry. Prior to joining LSU Law, she served as a Behavioral Health Clinical Supervisor at Aetna, a CVS Health Company. She is also a National Certified Counselor with NBCC and holds the designation of Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Louisiana and Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in the state of North Carolina.
Ms. Nesbitt has been recognized for her leadership and achievement by numerous organizations including LSU Law’s Public Interest Legal Society and the National Association of Women Judges, and she was selected as a 2018-2019 Equal Justice Works Diversity Scholar.
Zakia earned her bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and a Master’s in Counseling from N.C. A&T State University. She is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated and interned at the Office of Employee Appeals in Washington, D.C. during her 1L summer.