Oneshia Herring ’10 has joined the Center for Responsible Lending as Legislative Counsel. The Center for Responsible Lending (CRL) is a non-profit, non-partisan organization that works to protect home ownership and family wealth by fighting abusive lending practices toward low-income persons and people of color.
Prior to joining CRL, Herring worked two years as Congressional Fellow for the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Inc. (CBCF), a non-profit, non-partisan public policy, research, and educational institute that aims to help improve the socioeconomic circumstances of African Americans and other under served communities. Herring began her fellowship as Policy Advisor and Legislative Counsel for the Honorable Alcee L. Hastings (FL-23) managing his legislative strategy on judiciary, housing, and community development issues. During her second year, Herring worked on the Senate Housing, Banking and Urban Affairs Subcommittee on Housing, Transportation, and Community Development chaired by Senator Robert Menendez. In addition, Herring spent a few months at the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) handling federal appellate review decisions regarding workplace discrimination claims.
Herring graduated cum laude from the North Carolina Central University School of Law, where she was awarded the Dean’s Merit Scholarship. While in law school, she served as the National Director of Membership of the National Black Law Students Association, and worked as a Legal Intern at Microsoft Corporation and a Summer Associate at Bailey & Dixon, LLP.