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Brittany Packnett is vice president of national community alliances for Teach for America, a co-founder of Campaign Zero, and a member of the President’s 21st Century Policing Task Force. Ms. Packnett was previously executive director for Teach for America in St. Louis.
The Washington Post described Ms. Packnett as “heavily involved in the planning and coordination of the Ferguson protest,” and Missouri Governor Jay Nixon appointed her to serve on the Ferguson Commission established to respond to community unrest.
Time Magazine named Ms. Packnett to a 2015 list of “12 New Faces of Black Leadership.” She was also named to the 2015 Root 100 list, where she was described as a “bridge over turbulent, troubled waters.” Ebony cited Ms.Packnett with Johnetta Elzie, DeRay Mckesson, and Samuel Sinyangwe to its 2015 Power 100 list for their work on Campaign Zero.