Sheila E. Isong is the Director of Domestic Programs at the Victory Institute. She was previously Campaign Manager for Generation Progress. She hails from the great state of Maryland and is a proud Nigerian-American. Prior to joining the Generation Progress team, she served as the legal and public policy advocate at the National Black Justice Coalition, where she proposed short- and long-range public policy initiatives that advanced civil rights enforcement inclusive of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender, or LGBT, community. She provides a wealth of experiences that were cultivated through the National Black Law Students Association, AFL-CIO, Center for Community Change, and U.S. Student Association.
Sheila graduated magna cum laude from the University of Pittsburgh Honors College with a bachelor’s degree in politics and philosophy, and she holds a J.D. from the Howard University School of Law. She is a proud member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. and, in her spare time, enjoys running, live music, philosophical conversations, and fashion.