UDC’s Board of Trustees

Tonya Harris

Student Representative

Tonya Harris

Tonya Harris

Tonya Harris is a third-year student at the David A. Clarke Law School (’23). She has a B.A. in History Education, and a M.Ed. in Administration and Supervision from Virginia State University and a Ph.D. in Leadership in Educational Administration from Capella University.

Tonya is a law clerk extern in the Washington Field Office for the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. She frequently works as an intake volunteer with the Washington Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs, which provides legal assistance in discrimination cases. Previously, she interned with the Office of General Counsel for the District of Columbia Public Schools. She also worked as a full-time sixth-grade world geography teacher in Washington D.C. from September 2019 until June 2022 and is the board president of Be That G.I.R.L., Inc., a nonprofit designed to help females who exhibit risky behaviors.

Tonya also enjoys writing and won third place in the Washington Bar Association Regional Scholarship Competition and first place in the National American Kennel Club Writing Contest. Additionally, she is co-author of a children’s book, “I Am Who I Am.”

After graduation, Tonya plans to work in the legal field, where she can utilize her knowledge, skills and abilities to support underserved individuals and communities.

Contact the Office of the Board of Trustees

Althia Henry
Special Assistant
Tel: 202.274.5700