Hill Diversity

The Joint Center’s Hill diversity work analyzes staff diversity on the Hill and applauds members of Congress with diverse staffers.

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Dr. LaShonda Brenson

Dr. LaShonda Brenson

Senior Researcher

Dr. LaShonda Brenson is the senior researcher at the Joint Center and leads its Hill Diversity work. Dr. Brenson joined the Joint Center team in 2019 as the senior fellow of diversity and inclusion.

Prior to joining the Joint Center, Dr. Brenson served a civil rights analyst at the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights. At the Commission, Dr. Brenson organized national briefings and wrote reports on municipal fines and fees and its impact on minority communities, minority voting rights, and women in prison.

Kimberly Victor

Kimberly Victor

Research Associate

Kimberly Victor is the research associate for the Hill Diversity Program at the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies. She previously served as the Joint Center's research analyst.

Prior to joining the Joint Center, she was a research assistant in various labs at Cornell and Stanford University. At Stanford’s Social Psychological Answers to Real-World Questions (SPARQ), she worked on projects that utilized behavioral science insights to improve police-community relations and promote equity and inclusion in the education sector.