Policy and Legal Advocacy Manager
As BISC’s Policy and Legal Advocacy Manager, Kentiya conducts policy analysis and issue tracking to advance BISC’s state policy and legal advocacy programs while also building the legal and legislative advocacy capacity of our state partners.
Kentiya is devoted to uplifting the chronically underrepresented. She was a peer educator in high school, a mentor to high schoolers while in college, and a founding member of her law school’s If/When/How chapter. Kentiya has always found ways to focus her work on underserved populations, such as manning a patient prescription assistance hotline and conducting background research in support of insurance reform legislation. As Legal Fellow at the League of Women Voters, she conducted research and analysis of state-level voting rights and redistricting laws to advance the League’s People Powered Fair Maps™ campaign.
Kentiya has a B.S. in Economics from Oklahoma State University and a J.D. from Chicago-Kent College of Law. She is an avid reader, having read over 1000 books in the last four years.