Emuni Sanderson is a native of Birmingham, AL, and brings multifaceted experience in community engagement and health equity spanning over a decade. Prior to joining JLUSA, she served as a Mobilization Strategist for the National Democratic Redistricting Committee, showcasing her strategic acumen in developing effective mobilization strategies and grassroots organizing. Emuni’s commitment to policy research, justice, and health equity is exemplified through her diverse professional and community experiences with the Alabama House Democratic Caucus, Women’s Foundation of Alabama, National Association for Housing and Redevelopment Officials, and the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
Adding a personal touch to justice advocacy, Emuni contributes pro-bono as a community organizer and researcher, focusing on justice-related initiatives in her home state. Holding a Bachelor of Arts in Public Relations from Alabama State University and a Master of Public Administration from the University of Alabama at Birmingham, she is currently pursuing a PhD in Educational Studies of Diverse Populations with a concentration in health disparities.
Stepping into her role at JLUSA, Emuni brings strategic thinking, community health research acumen, and a passion for justice. Her journey reflects resilience and determination for her own community’s health, underscoring her commitment to making a lasting impact in the realm of criminal justice reform.
Beyond her professional endeavors, Emuni is a devoted mother to a bubbly little girl and channels her expertise in urban health disparities through creative storytelling in film as an independent producer. She currently resides in Tennessee.