/ Press Release
Equal Justice Works is proud to announce that Zakia A. Nesbitt has joined the organization’s board of directors as its newest member. Zakia is a second-year student at the Louisiana State University (LSU) Paul M. Hebert Law Center.
“Zakia is an accomplished leader on her law school campus and had an impressive career as a mental health professional before law school,” said David Stern, executive director at Equal Justice Works. “Her passion for public interest law paired with her professional experience will be a valuable asset as we continue our growth trajectory to create more opportunities for lawyers to commit to public service.”
At LSU Paul M. Hebert Law Center, Zakia serves as the treasurer for the Black Law Students Association, where she is responsible for the management and oversight of the organization’s financial affairs. She 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. In 2018, she was a recipient of the Equal Justice Works Conference and Career Fair Diversity Scholarship.
Prior to law school, Zakia was a behavioral health clinical supervisor at Aetna, a CVS Health Company. She is also a board certified counselor through NBCC and is a licensed clinical mental health counselor in the state of North Carolina.
“I am grateful for the opportunity to become part of the Equal Justice Works Board of Directors,” said Zakia Nesbitt. “I look forward to supporting this organization’s outstanding efforts to create more opportunities for law students and lawyers to serve their communities and increase equal access to justice.”
Zakia earned her B.A. in Psychology from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, and her M.S. in Counseling from North Carolina A&T State University.
A full list of Equal Justice Works Board of Directors can be found here.