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Abra Francois

Board Member

Abra Francois currently serves as an Associate General Counsel at Tufts University, where she specializes in labor and employment as well as litigation, civil rights, athletics, and malpractice matters.

Prior to this role, Abra worked as a Supervisory Civil Rights Attorney at the U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, where she enforced civil rights laws that prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, and age. In this role, Abra investigated complaints of discrimination against colleges, universities, and K-12 school districts. Abra also previously focused on civil rights and employment law at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and New York City Law Department.

Abra has also taught Disability Law at Boston University School of Law and next year, she will start teaching Exclusionary Education: Law & Policy at Tufts University. Abra is a graduate of Simmons College and Boston College Law School