Hill Diversity

Joint Center Joins Congressional Black Associates Panel on the Importance of Congressional Staff Diversity

Joint Center Senior Fellow of Diversity and Inclusion Dr. LaShonda Brenson was a panelist in the Congressional Black Associates’ discussion on the importance of congressional staff diversity and the challenges and solutions of diverse hiring. During the discussion, LaShonda presented data from Joint Center research showing the lack of racial diversity among top staff in Congress. NALEO Educational Fund Director of Policy Initiatives Mario Beovides (not pictured) also spoke about NALEO’s training opportunities for mid-level staffers, and Office of House Diversity and Inclusion Professional Staff Christopher Lange and Senate Diversity and Inclusion Deputy Director Will Reese explained the steps they’re taking to increase congressional staff diversity.