Nzingha Hooker (SHE, HER)

Nzingha holds a B.S. in Biochemistry from Claflin University and a J.D. from the George Washington University Law School.

Nzingha is committed to supporting power building and leadership development in Black communities and to use her legal experiences and skills in service of that work. Thus, all of her work is grounded in a racial equity analysis and aimed at actively contributing to the dismantling of structural racism, building worker power, and addressing income inequality.

Prior to joining NBWC, she worked as a staff attorney with the National Employment Law Project, where she worked on unemployment insurance policy, helped integrate NELP’s social insurance and work equity portfolios, and deepen NELP’s racial equity work. Most of her work as an attorney has been in direct services and litigation.

Nzingha enjoys reading, writing, talking, a variety of outdoor activities (hiking, swimming, kayaking), music, and dancing.  If you’ve ever chatted with her on a 1 on 1, you will know that she can’t keep from talking about Assata Shakur and Fred Hampton