Shaquana Ellison serves as the 2016-2017 Director of International Relations for National Black Law Students Association (“NBLSA”). In this role, she represents, with the approval of the National Chair, NBLSA’s interests internationally. In addition, she creates programming initiatives in conjunction with the National Director of Programming that raises awareness of international issues impacting Black communities around the world, and educates NBLSA members about international legal norms and procedures.
Ms. Ellison is a native of Youngstown, Ohio; she graduated from Saint Leo University where she earned a B.A. in Business Administration with a concentration in Management. While at Saint Leo University, Ms. Ellison served as a member of Sigma Beta Delta and was on the Dean’s List and Graduated Cum Laude.
She is currently a second year student at Emory University School of Law, where she is actively engaged with their local BLSA chapter; she is also a member of the Georgia Association of Black Women Attorneys where she resides on the Executive Board as the Student Member at Large. Prior to joining NBLSA’s national board, Ms. Ellison served as the Sub-Region 5 Director for the Southern Region where she organized the 2015 Academic Retreat and Networking Event for Law Students.
In addition to organizational leadership, Ms. Ellison has interned for Advocacy for Action in Georgia where she helped promote diversity in Georgia’s Judicial System. Additionally Ms. Ellison regularly volunteers with the Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation.