Shyenne joined NCLEJ in October 2023 as a staff attorney with a focus on racial justice. Prior to joining NCLEJ, Shyenne worked as a staff attorney with the Family Defense Practice at Brooklyn Defender Services, representing parents and caretakers in Kings County Family Court who were involved with the family regulation system. Previously, Shyenne worked as a legal fellow and paralegal with the Racial Justice Program of the American Civil Liberties Union. At the ACLU, Shyenne worked primarily on criminalization of poverty, school-to-prison pipeline, and education issues that have a direct and disparate impact on communities of color.
Shyenne is a graduate of the City University of New York School of Law where she served as a Public Interest Practitioner Section Editor of CUNY Law Review. She received her undergraduate degree in Public Policy and Law from Trinity College.