Our Staff

Professor Enid Trucios-Haynes, Interm Director

Professor Enid Trucios-Haynes has been appointed as Director of the Muhammad Ali Institute for Peace and Justice at the University of Louisville as of August 1, 2014. Professor Trucios-Haynes is a Professor of Law at the Louis D. Brandeis School of Law, and a nationally recognized scholar in immigration law.

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Erika R. DeSha, Program Coordinator, Sr.

Erika DeSha brings over 20-years of experience in higher education and an expertise in creating and leading educational programs for young people as well as handling logistics of various projects.

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Mikal Forbush, Program Coordinator

Mikal Forbush brings a number of years of experience working with college-age students and the coordination of programs.

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Whitney Railey,

Whitney is a 2009 graduate of Spelman College, in Atlanta Georgia, and she is currently a third year law student at the Louis D. Brandeis School of Law at the University of Louisville. Prior to joining the Muhammad Ali Institute, Whitney worked at the Legal Aid Society of Louisville where she assisted low-income clients diagnosed with HIV with legal issues such as divorce and disability benefit denials. Also, this past summer, Whitney worked in Washington, D.C. as a legal intern for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) in the Office of Equal Employment Opportunity. While working at the CFPB, Whitney conducted research and wrote memoranda on the laws prohibiting discrimination in employment such as Title VII and the Equal Pay Act.

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