Kelsey Tamakloe is a Legal Assistant in the Washington, DC office of Sanford Heisler Sharp, a national law firm with offices in the District of Columbia, New York, California, Tennessee, and Maryland. She received her B.A. in Political Science from Yale University.
While at Yale, Kelsey’s studies concentrated on prison abolition and restorative and transformative justice. Her senior thesis chronologized the transition of women’s shelters and rape crisis centers to the full control of the American carceral system and explored alternatives to the carceral system by examining the methodology of organizations rooted in transformative justice praxis.
Outside of school, Kelsey was editor-in-chief of Down Magazine, an online publication, written by BIPOC students for BIPOC students. She also helped first-year students better transition into college life as a Peer Liaison for the Afro-American Cultural Center and as a First-Year Counselor for Saybrook College.
Kelsey plans to attend law school in the future.