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Ebonei Simpkins is an Augusta, Georgia native and an alumna of Spelman College. While at Spelman, Ebonei interned with the Georgia Legislative Black Caucus and served as legislative aid for Representative Gloria Frazier of District 126 for four years. Ebonei also spent time as a summer associate in the Trials Division of the Office of the Fulton County District Attorney. In her free time, she served as a peer educator for PEPers, Peer Education Programmers, an organization committed to destigmatizing mental illness in the African American community.
Upon graduating in 2015 with a B.A. in Political Science, Ebonei entered University of North Carolina School of Law. While at Carolina Law, Ebonei has served as the 1L Representative for the Black Law Students Association and a member of the Diversity and Inclusion Task Force. She also served as President of the Black Law Students Association. Under her leadership, the organization received $3500 in sponsorships and received Pro Bono Group Project of the Year for their wills clinic which provided wills for low income and elderly residents of the Chapel Hill community.
During her 1L summer, Ebonei served as Public Policy and Privacy Intern at Facebook DC. Ebonei spent her 2L summer clerking for Circuit Court Judge Richard Moore in Charlottesville, Virginia. Ebonei’s interests include the intersection of race, gender, and politics as well as public policy, civil rights, and technology.