Brittny-Jade Saunders is Principal at Three Views Strategies, LLC (TVS), a consultancy that works with governments, non-profits, faith and community-based organizations, other partners and businesses to advance equity, justice and multiracial democracy. Prior to founding TVS in 2021, Brittny served as Deputy Commissioner for Strategic Initiatives at the NYC Commission on Human Rights for nearly five years. At the Commission, Brittny led projects related to racial justice, restorative justice, the intersection between human rights and emerging technologies. She also led key inter-agency partnerships and oversaw the agency’s equity, EEO, procurement (including M/WBE purchasing), budgetary and IT functions.
Before joining the Commission, Brittny worked for the Office of the Mayor of the City of New York. She served first as Deputy Counsel and then as Acting Counsel to the Mayor following the departure of then-Counsel, Maya D. Wiley, in the summer of 2016. Brittny played a central role in the Office’s broadband equity efforts, working to ensure affordable access to high-speed Internet for residents of the five boroughs. Brittny also helped craft legislation barring discrimination on the bases of credit and criminal history in the employment context, codifying the Commission on Gender Equity, limiting cooperation between local law enforcement and federal immigration authorities and addressing other important challenges facing the city.
Prior to taking on these government leadership roles, Brittny worked at the Center for Popular Democracy, where as Supervising Attorney for Immigrant Rights and Racial Justice, she led projects on policing, legal services for detained immigrants facing deportation and coalition building across Black and Latinx communities. Before this, Brittny was Senior Advocate at the Center for Social Inclusion (now RaceForward), where she helped to develop and advocate for racially just disaster and emergency, broadband and transportation policies. Brittny was a 2010 Fellow in Media, Information & Communications Policy with the Rockwood Leadership Institute, a 2018 Wasserstein Public Interest Fellow at Harvard Law School and, in 2019, a member of the inaugural class of Senior Fellows in Residence at the Rappaport Center for Law and Public Policy at Boston College Law School. In 2021, she was named one of 14 “Distinguished Leaders” by the New York Law Journal, in recognition of her impact as an advocate for racial justice within government. She earned an A.B. in sociology, magna cum laude, from Harvard College, a MST in Childhood Education from Fordham University Graduate School of Education and a J.D. cum laude from Harvard Law School. An immigrant from Jamaica, Brittny resides in Brooklyn, New York with her family.