Christina Bonne-Annee, Esq.

Christina C. Bonne-Annee is an Administrative Law Judge with the Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance. Ms. Bonne-Annee presides over hearings reviewing determinations made by the Human Resource Administration, the Administration for Children’s Services, the Department of Homeless Services, the Department of Health, as well as a number of other New York City agencies. Prior to becoming an Administrative Law Judge, Ms. Bonne Annee practiced civil rights and employment litigation. Her professional experiences encompass representing clients in police brutality, race discrimination, and criminal defense litigation. Christina Bonne-Annee graduated from New York University’s College of Arts and Sciences where she received a bachelor of arts in History and French. She later received her doctor of law (J.D.) from the Pennsylvania State University, Dickinson School of Law.

In addition to her work in the legal field, Ms. Bonne-Annee has a long standing commitment to advancing urban education. She has work with the Connecticut Chapter of the Black Alliance for Educational Options and the Connecticut Parent’s Union analyzing legal issues surrounding education reform, drafting education policy, educating parents about their role in the education reform movement, and developing political strategic plans to advance education reform in New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut. In furtherance of her mission to reform education systems, in 2012, Ms. Bonne-Annee co-founded the Progressive Education Consulting Group. Christina is currently working on her first book that chronicles her personal experiences with the New York City public education system. Her past writings include an in depth analysis of charter school’s impact on the achievement gap and a review of the legal system’s effect on public education.

Fatiah Touray, Esq. 

Fatiah Touray, Esq. is the Assistant Dean of Diversity and International Students at the College of Arts and Science and Director of the Academic Achievement Program. In addition to this role, Fatiah teaches and advises freshman at the university. Prior to this, Fatiah worked as a legal consultant at the United Nations for MediaGlobal News. Fatiah has experience in a diverse range of disciplines ranging from education to the law. Throughout her career, Fatiah has shown that she can master multiple fields of law, and yet never wavering in her commitment to education. She has published in the area of financial justice and written on social issues abroad, and was enrolled in Howard Law School’s Civil Rights Clinic. After law school, Fatiah was a Judicial Law Clerk for the Honorable James Jackson, Presiding Judge at the Superior Court of New Jersey. Her practical experience has been vast, drafting opinions and briefs, memos and client alerts on diverse issues including civil rights, education law, family law and criminal law.

Fatiah received her B.A., with Honors, in Journalism and Africana Studies from New York University. Fatiah received her M.S. in Education from The City University of New York – Brooklyn College. Fatiah also received her JD from the Howard University School of Law. While in law school, Fatiah created a mentoring program for middle school girls in Washington, D.C. that is still active today. Prior to law school, she was a Math Teacher at Bushwick Community High School, where she was one of 15 teachers chosen from around the nation as a National Endowment for the Humanities Scholar.