Nkechi Taifa is an attorney, scholar, and best-seller author. President of Taifa Group, Senior Fellow, Columbia University, and convener emeritus of the Justice Roundtable, Taifa is a visionary thought leader and nationally recognized expert on race and justice issues. She served as Chair of the D.C. Commission on Human Rights, has testified before the US Congress and other official entities, been featured in major media, and has received numerous awards for her decades-long work.