Shakisha O’Connor is committed to serving her community. As an active member of the Prince George’s County Women’s Bar Association, she mentors young women and also serves as chair of the association’s Diamonds Mentoring Program. This program aims to cultivate dynamic leadership, individualism, and professionalism in young women from Prince George’s County. O’Connor has the privilege of implementing programming designed to develop these bright and promising young women into capable leaders through community service and dedicated mentorship.
O’Connor is committed to encouraging scholarship in young minds. She has been a frequent panelist and guest lecturer at Bowie State University. Additionally, she works on the planning and evaluation committees that coordinate the yearly Washington, DC, Youth Human Rights Ambassador program. She is a servant leader in her faith community and has been a member of Reid Temple AME Church for more than 20 years, where she serves as a member of the Steward Board. Shakisha is also cochair of the 20/30 Ministry, which provides ministry through informal groups, worship, and special events for the young adults of Reid Temple and the broader community.
A lifelong resident of Prince George’s County, O’Connor received her bachelor’s degree from Stanford University in 2007 and her juris doctor from Georgetown Law in 2010. She is a trial attorney at Bacon, Thornton, and Palmer, LLP, where she provides legal representation to community members and businesses on a variety of matters. She previously clerked at Prince George’s County Circuit Court.