Memphis native to help lead Civil Rights in new Biden-Harris administration

Memphis, Tenn. — A Memphis native will soon be helping lead the country under the Biden-Harris administration.

The U.S. Department of Education announced that Jasmine Bolton has been appointed to Senior Counsel for the Office for Civil Rights.

Jasmine Bolton, daughter of former Shelby County Commissioner Julian Bolton, built quite the resume on her way to Washington D.C.

After graduating from Harvard College cum laude, the Memphis-native received her law degree from Columbia Law School.

She then served as an intern for the United States Attorney’s Office and worked two years as a securities litigation associate for Weil, Gotshal and Manges, LLP before returning to the Bluff City.

Back in Memphis, Jasmine Bolton served for a year as a judicial law clerk for the United States Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals.

The Harvard graduate then moved further South to New Orleans where she worked as a children’s rights law fellow for the Southern Poverty Law Center before being appointed to the new presidential administration.

In the non-profit sector, Bolton served as a staff attorney for the Bail Project, a national non-profit that helps pay bail for people in need.

Bolton also worked alongside Senator Elizabeth Warren’s presidential campaign as a policy analyst.

Now, she joins the Biden-Harris administration and brings Memphis to the national stage.