Carolyn Jefferson-Jenkins, Ph.D., the first woman of color to lead the League of Women Voters of the United States (1998-2002) has joined the Advisory Council at First Trip in Washington, D.C.
Dr. Jefferson-Jenkins is a renowned champion for education equity and inclusion and is widely recognized as a distinguished author, educator, and leader. She brings years of knowledge to First Trip regarding project vision, strategy, and management.
During her time as president of the League of Women Voters, she led the organization’s push for the passage of the bipartisan Campaign Reform Act (BDRA) which closed campaign finance loopholes in U.S. elections.
In addition to her leadership experience, she is a DEI thought leader and has contributed to numerous scholarly articles. She is the author of the 2021 book The Untold Story of Women of Color in the League of Women Voters, which was released in honor of the League’s centennial celebration.
Dr. Jefferson-Jenkins is an adjunct assistant professor in the School of Education at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She holds a BA from Western College, a M.Ed. from John Carroll University, an Ed.S. from Kent State University, a Ph.D. from Cleveland State University, and an honorary doctorate from Miami University.