UW Majors: Law, Educational Administration, Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis
If it takes a village to raise a child, Leticia Smith-Evans' village includes her ancestors and family, civil rights advocates and the Badger community. As a law student, she received guidance and encouragement from UW faculty, administrators and alumni that supported her pursuit of a career devoted to public service and ensuring civil rights.
Age: 33 | Brooklyn, NY
Assistant Counsel, NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. (LDF)
"Throughout my time at UW, the school community consistently embodied support, encouragement and commitment to providing the best education to all students," Smith-Evans says. "Since graduating from the Law School, at every job that I have had, there has been at least one fellow Badger working alongside me — further testament to the national presence of UW alumni and their Wisconsin school spirit."
Today, much of her work at LDF focuses on educational issues such as school desegregation, voluntary