The Black Women Of The Biden-Harris Administration: Tina Boyd

During his presidential campaign, then-candidate Joe Biden vowed his cabinet would be “the most diverse in history.”

It seems as President he is living up to that promise. There are more women and people of color in President Biden’s proposed cabinet than in the last four administrations.

“Building a diverse team will lead to better outcomes and more effective solutions to address the urgent crises facing our nation,” he said in a speech in December when announcing some of his cabinet nominees.

His cabinet has record-breaking nominations and fulfills Mr. Biden’s campaign promise to select a team that “looks like America” The diversity isn’t exclusive to the cabinet nominees. It extends throughout positions in the Biden-Harris Administration.

This month we’ll introduce you to some of the Black women that hold these positions.

Tona Boyd

Special Counsel

Boyd has been serving as chief counsel and senior legal advisor for Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., who sits on the Senate Judiciary Committee.

She has advised him on criminal justice and police reform, civil rights, election integrity, and nominations.

Before joining Booker, Boyd spent eight years investigating and prosecuting law enforcement misconduct and hate crimes as an honors trial attorney at the Department of Justice Civil Rights Division Criminal Section.

Prior to that, she clerked for Judge Roger L. Gregory on the 4th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals. Boyd is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame and Harvard Law School.

 

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