Shilesha Bamberg is a Policy Advisor at the Office on Violence Against Women at the Department of Justice. In her role she leads policy, communications, and outreach. She joined the Biden Administration in October 2021. Prior to her role, she served for nearly five years as a Legislative Advisor to Senator Sherrod Brown who is the Chairman of the Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee. There, she worked collaboratively with the Senate Finance Committee to secure more than $1 billion for children, youth, caregivers, and families, built diverse coalitions, and advanced legislation related to civil rights, crimes against women and children, and social services. She also served as a Senior Legislative Aide for the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs where she led efforts to address youth and family homelessness. She started her congressional service as a fellow for Women’s Congressional Policy Institute.
Shilesha has held various leadership roles, including as Deputy Correspondence Manager for Senator Sherrod Brown. Under this role, she contributed to the strategic planning and development of workplace diversity, equity, and inclusion policies as well as served as an advisor on the Economic Justice taskforce. Prior to serving in the U.S. Senate, Shilesha served as a Court Appointed Special Advocate, representing the best interests of children and youth in foster care. In her role as Director of Outreach for a non-profit organization in 2018, she led non-partisan efforts to increase voter engagement in Baltimore.
Shilesha earned a Bachelor of Science degree and a Master of Science degree from the University of Baltimore.