Camp 101 and Deep Dive: Celebrating Black Lives Counselor
Kanisha Ervin is an aspiring disruptor from Elk Grove, California. After witnessing the pitfalls of the juvenile law system through her work with JC Family Services, she understood how facially neutral policies can lead to disparate outcomes for marginalized communities. She graduated cum laude from Northern Arizona University with Bachelor’s degrees in Political Science and Spanish. Kanisha strives to improve the status and resources available to underrepresented groups at every institution she encounters. These efforts included: expanding bystander training at universities, creating and developing the inaugural Diversity and Inclusion Committee at the OIP, and assisting in the release of an OIP client who spent more than 40 years in prison for a crime he did not commit. Now residing in Kentucky, Kanisha is finishing her last year at the University of Cincinnati College of Law as a BLSA mentor, CASA volunteer in training, and juvenile advocate.