Kenisha Askew is Director of Operations of Penn Carey Law’s Toll Public Interest Center (TPIC). She develops and manages all aspects of TPIC’s operations and programs, while also collaborating with institutional partners to enhance public interest and pro bono initiatives.
Prior to joining Penn Carey Law, she was Senior Enrollment Coordinator for Big Brothers Big Sisters Independence Region. There she managed mentor programming and led diversity initiatives to serve children and families across the greater Philadelphia region. Passionate about service, Kenisha has also provided drug and alcohol counseling to adults at Mercy Hospital in West Philadelphia and direct support to individuals with developmental disabilities in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.
Kenisha is pursuing her Ed.D. in Higher Education from the University of Pennsylvania’s Graduate School of Education (Penn GSE). She earned her M.S.Ed. in Counseling and Mental Health Services from Penn GSE and her B.A. in both Public Policy Analysis and Psychology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is also a Gates Millennium Scholar alum.