Kaitesi Munroe
Year
2019
Position
NYS Assembly, Legislative Analyst

Kaitesi Munroe is a first generation child of a Jamaican father and a Ugandan-Rwandan mother. Through her cultural upbringing, she quickly became aware of the importance of community nourishment and responsible governing.

Following completion of her Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the University at Buffalo, she moved to London, UK to shadow a UN consultant of Namibia. With a strong desire to promote change on a more local level, Kaitesi moved back to Albany, NY to assume her new role as a Legislative Analyst at the New York State Assembly. Since then, she has drafted and passed legislation generating millions of dollars for state education and promoting further advancement for women and minorities in New York.

In addition to mentoring youth and working with refugees in her personal time, she has been involved with the New York State Association of Black and Puerto Rican Legislators (NYSABPRL) as the Scholarship Gala Coordinator and Labor Luncheon Coordinator for the past three years. A recent accomplishment she is most proud of is successfully coordinating the first annual NYSABPRL recognized Young Professionals networking reception, which saw over 200 guests in attendance.

Kaitesi is a graduate of American University’s Women & Politics Institute WeLead training program and is currently a Master of Public Administration candidate at the University at Albany Rockefeller College of Public Affairs & Policy. Throughout her advancement professionally and academically, she intends to be a continued agent of change to those around her.