Notable Alumnus Profile: Jillian Lenson, AB'10

The DC Alumni Association will be recognizing notable, local alumni each month.

Jillian Lenson, AB'10, serves in the systemic branch of the civil rights office of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. In this position, she enforces the Fair Housing Act and other federal civil rights laws in cases involving novel, complex, systemic, or high-profile issues. Jillian entered federal service in 2014 as a Presidential Management Fellow within HUD's Regional Philadelphia Office. As a fellow, she completed details with the U.S. Department of Justice Civil Rights Division and with the Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing Policy Team at HUD Headquarters. While in Philadelphia, Jillian was selected as a New Leaders Council Fellow and recognized in Billy Penn's "Who's Next: Law" list for outstanding work in the Philadelphia legal community. 


Prior to her fellowship, Jillian attended Boston College Law School where she was a McCleary Law Fellow at the Human Rights Campaign, a public service fellow at the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination, and a community advocate for low income persons at her law school's Legal Assistance Bureau. Jillian was recognized with awards such as the Dean's Award for Diversity, the Stonewall Community Foundation Academic Scholarship, and winner of the National LGBT Bar Association's Michael Greenberg Student Writing Contest. 


Jillian is originally from Boston and currently enjoys mentoring at Community Club and participating in recreational sports leagues in D.C.