Lorenzo Bradford joins the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. (LDF) as a Research Associate. He graduated from Columbia University with departmental honors in African American studies and was the recipient of the Ella Baker Award for Outstanding Academic Achievement for his senior thesis entitled Transgressive Black Masculinities in Hip Hop: The Politics of Performance and Anti-Patriarchal Liberation. During his time in college, Lorenzo served as an executive board member of the Black Student Organization, a resident advisor and a member of the Varsity football team.
Prior to joining LDF, he served as the Kenneth Cole Service Learning Intern for the Harlem Lacrosse and Leadership program and engaged in community outreach efforts focused on youth education and empowerment. In this role, Lorenzo spearheaded a weekly tutoring program and various community outreach events in the Harlem area.
In the summer of 2016, Lorenzo was selected for the Training and Recruitment Initiative for Admission to Leading Law Schools (TRIALS) scholarship–a unique summer program between NYU School of Law, Harvard Law School, and the Advantage Testing Foundation.