esmie communications director

Title/Position

Communications Director

Department

Communications

E-mail address

Pronouns

she, her, hers

Esmie is the Communications Director of the ACLU of Kansas. For four years prior to her current position, she worked for the affiliate as the Communications and Events Associate, then the Legal Assistant and also served as the unit chair of the staff union, ACLU of Kansas United.

Before joining the ACLU, Esmie managed communications, events, and administration at Missourians for Alternatives to the Death Penalty (MADP). She has also previously worked in landscaping and grounds maintenance, accounting, and project management in IT restaurant technologies. While receiving her bachelors at University of Missouri-Kansas City, Esmie was the managing editor of University News, the independent student newspaper (now Roo News). From personal experience with the criminal legal system, she seeks to be part of solutions for people impacted by the intersection of racial inequity, poverty, mass incarceration, and political disempowerment.

Esmie holds the open women 60kg Kansas state records in the squat, bench, deadlift, and total with the United States Powerlifting Association.