Sasha Legette
Year
2019
Chapter
Position
Workers Defense Project, Business Liaison

Sasha Legette is currently the Business Liasion for Workers Defense Project, a membership-based organization that empowers low-income workers to achieve fair employment through education, direct services, organizing, and strategic partnerships. Recently, she served as the Interim Director for the Houston Organizing Movement for Equity Coalition, a coalition of sixteen community organizations focused on ensuring equitable rebuilding programs, policies, and processes following Hurricane Harvey.

In the fall of 2015, she founded Pure Justice, a nonprofit organization that focuses on criminal and social justice reforms for marginalized citizens through policy advocacy, organizing, and post-conviction relief services.

Previously, Legette served as a Federal Government Professor at Tarrant County College in Arlington, Texas, where her students are engaged in learning the legislative process and the impact legislation has on society. She is a graduate of both the University of Georgia School of Law, where she obtained her Juris Doctor and Clark Atlanta University where she obtained her Bachelor’s of Art in Political Science.

Ms. Legette’s passions for criminal, juvenile, and social justice reform are reflected in her work as a legislative aide for the Georgia State Senate, Externships at the United States Department of Justice and the United States Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, as well as her work as a high school social studies teacher through Teach For America Corps.