Rashanda McCollum is a New Haven native. She received her Bachelors degree in English and Communications from the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill in 2001. She received her Juris Doctor from the University of Miami in 2012. Currently, Rashanda is the executive director of Students for Justice non profit organization located in New Haven, CT. Previously, she worked at the University of New Haven.

Rashanda is a results-driven leader in nonprofit management with a demonstrated history of developing innovative programs that promote equity in educational opportunity, advance fundamental human rights protections and promote social justice. She is deeply committed to improving the lives of youth and low-income communities of color.

She is a visionary leader with a demonstrated record of success in multi ethnic community building and developing strong relationships with constituents and stakeholders while developing a shared sense of purpose.