Ana Henderson is the Director of Opportunity and Inclusion at the Chief Justice Earl Warren Institute on Race, Ethnicity, and Diversity and a Lecturer-in-Residence at the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law. Ms. Henderson runs the Institute’s projects dealing with voting rights, civic participation, and childhood obesity. She recently edited a book, Voting Rights Act Reauthorization of 2006: Perspectives on
Democracy, Participation, and Power, that sets forth Institute-commissioned studies regarding the Voting Rights Act reauthorization. She currently teaches the inter-disciplinary course, Contemporary Civil Rights Law and Policy.
Ms. Henderson received her bachelor’s degree from Dartmouth College, where she graduated summa cum laude, and her law degree from Harvard Law School, where she served as Executive Editor of the Harvard Latino Law Review. After law school, Ms. Henderson clerked for the Honorable Theodore McMillian, United States Circuit Court Judge for the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals. She entered the United States Department of Justice Civil Rights Division through the Attorney General’s Honors
Program, serving as a Trial Attorney in the Civil Rights Division, first in the Housing and Civil Enforcement Section and later in the Voting Section. Ms. Henderson specializes in issues of discrimination on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, and language in the areas of voting, housing, public accommodations and education.