Esmie is the Legal Assistant of the ACLU of Kansas. Previously, she worked as the Communications and Events Associate. Prior to joining the ACLU, Esmie managed communications, events, and administration at Missourians for Alternatives to the Death Penalty (MADP). She also worked in accounting and project management in IT restaurant technologies and also as the managing editor of University News, the independent student newspaper of the University of Missouri-Kansas City. From personal experience with the criminal legal system, she seeks to be part of the solutions for people impacted by the intersection of racial inequity, poverty, mass incarceration, and political disempowerment.