Khaliyah Legette, originally from Teaneck, NJ, graduated from Georgetown University in May 2017 with a BA degree in American Studies, with a minor in Education, Inquiry, and Justice. The summer following graduation, she served as an intern with the Aspen Institute’s Society of Fellows in Aspen, Colorado. After finishing her internship with the Aspen Institute, in October 2017 she began working on Capitol Hill for United States Senator Cory Booker as the Senator’s Deputy Scheduler and Assistant to the Chief of Staff. In this position, she deals with both the Senator’s and his Chief of Staff’s day-to-day schedule, as well as long-range scheduling.
Khaliyah first got involved with St. Aloysius after completing a three-week fellowship in Nairobi, Kenya in the summer of 2016 through the Georgetown University Center for Social Justice and the Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs. During this fellowship, she was able to visit St. Al’s and meet several teachers, students, and administrators. Through this fellowship and the impression that St. Al’s left on her, she knew that she wanted to find some way to continue to stay involved and was led to the Associate Board through Cedric Asiavugwa. Being a member of the Associate Board has allowed her to continue her passionate commitment to social justice, and she is extremely proud to have the opportunity to serve the students of Kibera.