Carletta lives and breathes helping working class communities. Raised by her grandmother, a Chicago Public School teacher for over 30 years, and her grandfather, an architect and maintenance man for over 40 years, Carletta has witnessed her relatives scratch and claw to make a livable wage for themselves and their families.

Carletta believes that one of the most fundamental rights is the right to work, irrespective of race, religion, gender, age, educational level, sexual orientation, disability, primary language, and/or political affiliation. Every person brings a unique and in-demand skillset to the workforce, and every person deserves an opportunity to live out his or her iteration of the American dream.

Carletta has just begun her career as an attorney, but she already has extensive experience dealing with employment, employee benefits, and civil rights related issues. She has helped mistreated and marginalized employees file charges with the EEOC in Illinois and Ohio.

In college, she interned with Restaurant Opportunities Centers United as a lobbyist for minimum wage, tipped minimum wage, and anti-discrimination reform in the restaurant industry. America runs on the blood, sweat and tears of the working class, and Carletta believes it’s time that the working class reap the rewards of their labor.

Carletta is a member of the Chicago Bar Association, Public Interest Lawyers’ Association, and the Black Women Lawyers’ Association of Greater Chicago.

In her free time, Carletta enjoys being highly involved in her church and community, mentoring and tutoring at-risk children, spending time with her family and friends, watching and playing sports, listening to and making music, eating, being outdoors, traveling, and laughing (Carletta is the best type of goofy, has a great sense of humor, and loves to have a good time!).

Education

  • B.A., Smith College, 2014
  • J.D., DePaul University College of Law, 2017

Admissions

  • State of Illinois