August 26, 2020
Koya’s partnership with The Legal Aid Society (LAS) resulted in the placement of Ciara Walton as Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. The Legal Aid Society is built on one simple but powerful belief: that no person should be denied their right to equal justice.
Walton has a long-standing passion for social justice. Never one to accept the status quo, Ciara has dedicated her career to creating spaces of inclusion, building Race Equity centered organizations, and being an advocate and activist for marginalized communities. Walton enjoys managing and developing strategies to lead organizations and teams to build a culture of inclusion and how to operate with a lens of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. Within her work, she ensures that respect and honor are at the forefront in creating spaces where each individual reaches their highest potential and achieves maximum impact regardless of what identities they hold.
Walton joined LAS from Planned Parenthood Federation where she was the Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, and before that Educators for Excellence where she was the Diversity Council Leader and Senior Outreach Director. Walton began her professional career as an organizer, educator, health care worker, and human resources expert.
Walton holds a Health Science degree from the University of North Florida, a graduate degree in Public Administration from Nov Southeastern University. She is an Executive Committee Members of the Brooklyn NAACP, active in her community, and an active member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated.
Ciara is also an avid reader and traveler!