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Tona Boyd

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Tona Boyd is chief counsel to Senator Cory A. Booker on the Senate Judiciary Committee.

Personal life[edit]

She married husband, Steven Andrew Cartwright in 2014.[1]


Boyd graduated from University of Notre Dame in 2003, with summa cum laude distinction with Bachelor degrees in Political Science and Spanish. She was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa and received the Kroc Institute's Yarrow Award.[2] Before she attended Harvard Law School Boyd worked as an intern in the human rights office at the Carter Center, and before her graduation in 2009 Boyd worked at a legal-aid organization in Cape Town, South Africa.[2]

While at Harvard, Boyd interned for the ACLU National Racial Justice Project, served as the Racial Justice Chair of the Black Law Students Association at Harvard, and was an editor of the Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review.[3] In 2010 she was recognized as a Heyman Fellow through Harvard Law School.[4]


In 2010, Boyd served as a clerk on the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, Virginia and in 2011 began to work as a trial lawyer for the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice.[5]


  1. "Tona Boyd and Steven Cartwright". Retrieved 2018-10-02.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Dame, Marketing Communications: Web // University of Notre. "Tona - Boyd - 2003 // Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies // University of Notre Dame". Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies. Retrieved 2018-10-02.
  3. "Anti-police leftists take control of Ferguson shooting investigation | Power Line". www.powerlineblog.com. Retrieved 2018-10-02.
  4. School, Harvard Law. "Current and Past Heyman Fellows | Harvard Law School". Harvard Law School. Retrieved 2018-10-02.
  5. Gary, Heather Grennan (March 2010). "Will work for peace in law". USCatholic.org. Retrieved 2018-10-02.

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