Dena Robinson is a queer, Jewish, first-generation Black woman. She serves as the Francis D. Murnaghan, Jr. Appellate Advocacy Fellow at the Public Justice Center and as a Video Team teacher and DEI Facilitator at Wide Angle Youth Media. In Fall 2020, Dena will join the Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division as a Trial Attorney through the Attorney General’s Honors Program.
Dena graduated cum laude from the University of Maryland, Carey School of Law, with a certificate in health care law. She has over 10 years of experience in community organizing in the areas of race equity, education, and campus sexual assault. Before law school, Dena was an ESOL Educator and community organizer. She has built her career working at the intersections of race, gender, trauma, poverty, and education and spent several years in high school and college organizing around school lunch, HIV/AIDs healthcare access, and campus sexual assault. Dena also holds an M.S.Ed. from The Johns Hopkins University. Her DEI Facilitation work spans the corporate and non-profit sectors where she has facilitated conversations for companies like Netflix as well as non-profit boards, staff, students, and community members.