Traci Gibson
SWBLSA Regional Chair
University of Houston Law Center
southwest@nblsa.org

Traci Gibson serves as the Inaugural 2016-2017 Southwest Regional Chair for National Black Law Students Association (“NBLSA”). In this role, she oversees all business and activities of the Southwest Region, which includes the following states: Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Texas. She previously served as the Rocky Mountain Regional Chair and while in this capacity, authored and presented three constitutional amendments to change NBLSA’s geographical structure which were successfully passed at the 48th Annual National Convention in Baltimore, Maryland.

Ms. Gibson is a native of Houston, TX. She graduated from Texas A&M University, where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Political Science and two minors in Africana Studies and Business Administration. While at Texas A&M University, Ms. Gibson served as the Education and Sponsorship Officer for SGA’s Diversity Commission and the Student Liaison for the Liberal Arts Student Council, representing more than 8,000 students. Her most valuable experience was serving as the Director of The Advanced Leadership Institute for the largest student-run conference in the nation, The Southwestern Black Student Leadership Conference. She is also a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated, initiated through the Omicron Omega Chapter.

Ms. Gibson transitioned into law school a mere ten days after graduation. She is currently a third-year student at The University of Houston Law Center (UHLC), where she has served as the Vice President of the Labor and Employment Society, the Community Outreach Director for the Student Bar Association, Chief Prosecutor for her law school’s Honor Court, and the Communications Director for the North American Consortium on Legal Education. She is also a youth mentor for socially and economically disadvantaged youth with the Juvenile and Capital Advocacy Project, a Pre-Law mentor for the UHLC Pre-Law Pipeline Mentoring Program and is currently gearing up to also work for her school’s Transactional Clinic. Prior to joining NBLSA’s national board, Ms. Gibson served as a member of her local BLSA Chapter at UHLC. After her first semester as a 1L, she ran for Regional Chair and won.

In addition to her organizational leadership, Ms. Gibson has interned for Harris County’s Star Drug Court, The Texas Civil Rights Project, The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs – Office of Regional Counsel.

Ms. Gibson is honored to serve as the 2016-2017 Southwest Regional Chair. She looks forward to increasing membership, engagement, and participation in various programming, community service, and advocacy initiatives, along with numerous academic and professional events.