A’Kiesha was born and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana. After completing her Bachelor of Arts at Loyola University of New Orleans, she relocated to Houston, Texas. A’Kiesha then received her Juris Doctor degree from Texas Southern University, Thurgood Marshall School of Law.
During Law school, A’Kiesha served as the Business Editor of the Law Review, professor teaching assistant, professor research assistant, and as a judicial intern for the Honorable Vanessa D, Gilmore, Honorable Jan Krocker, and Honorable R. K. Sandill. After graduating from law school, A’Kiesha worked as a sole practitioner and successfully advocated for her the legal rights of her clients.
A’Kiesha recently relocated from Houston to join Las Americas in 2019 in hopes of being able to help affect positive changes in the lives of migrants at the border. She is committed to contributing to Las Americas’ pursuit of due process, justice, and fair treatment of the families it serves. In the famous words of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in his Letter From the Birmingham Jail, “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly.”