Hamida serves as Policy Counsel for the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc.
Before joining LDF, Hamida was National Advocacy and Policy Counsel for the ACLU’s Campaign for Smart Justice, an integrated advocacy campaign focused on reducing the prison population by 50 percent and ending racism in the criminal justice system. In this capacity, she led efforts to end mass incarceration across the Deep South before focusing on probation, parole and reentry reform nationwide. Prior to the ACLU, Hamida led state and local campaigns to advance educational equity policies in Georgia and Louisiana, and worked on the 2012 reelection campaign for President Barack Obama in Ohio.
Hamida is a proud graduate of Vanderbilt University and the University of Kentucky College of Law, where she served as senior staff editor for the Kentucky Journal on Equine, Agricultural, and Natural Resources Law and studied international human rights in the London Law Consortium. During law school, she clerked for the Lawyers’ Committee on Civil Rights Under Law and the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights.
In 2019, Hamida was selected by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation for the Community Leadership Network, a fellowship focused on developing leaders to foster transformational change and advance racial equity. She is also on the Executive Board for the National Bar Association’s Civil Rights Law Section and led the first Political Action Initiative for New Leaders Council – Atlanta.
Hamida is a native of Atlanta and member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated.