Nantasha Williams

Nantasha Williams

New York City Council, District 27, NY

Nantasha is a community leader, advocate, and political organizer committed to affecting change in her community. It is her mission to serve her hometown of Southeast Queens, New York and sustain its legacy. Nationally recognized as a political strategist, she dedicates her life in service to marginalized communities throughout the country. In 2014, she was appointed the Executive Director of the New York State Black, Puerto Rican, Hispanic and Asian Legislative Caucus (“the Caucus”) one of the largest and most influential political entities in the State of New York. As the Executive Director, Nantasha demonstrated the intellectual rigor required to ensure that New York’s State Legislature designed policies and regulations aimed at improving the well-being and future advancement for people of color in low-income communities across the state. She helped to lead operations and organizing efforts for one of the largest demonstrations in American history as one of the national organizers for the Women’s March on Washington, D.C. Nantasha also avails her time as an advisor to “Until Freedom” supporting important justice campaigns across the country, more recently the proceedings in the Breonna Taylor case. Nantasha continues her service through advancing her education. She is currently in a PhD student program with a research focus on Social Movements, Public Policy, and Racial Justice. She acquired her undergraduate Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Virginia Commonwealth University and holds a Master’s in Public Administration from Rockefeller College of Public Affairs & Policy.