Toya Carmichael is currently an Attorney-Advisor the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services where she handles tobacco regulation matters. She previously worked as an Attorney Advisor for the U.S. Department of Veterans’ Affairs, and served as the Judicial Law Clerk to the Honorable Judge Yvonne Williams at the Superior Court for the District of Columbia. Toya has served the Washington Bar Association through the Young Lawyers Division as a member and then Co-Chair for the Community Service Committee. She also serves as Co-Chair for the National Bar Association’s, Clemency Project; coordinating volunteer attorneys as they assist federal prisoners apply for clemency from President Obama. She is currently an Ambassador for the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture, and a Board Member for Thrive DC. A resident of Southeast, Washington, DC; Toya works tirelessly to support Wards 7 and 8 as a Steward at Allen Chapel AME Church where she also serves on several organizations including the Toni P. Farmer Scholarship Committee, Della B. Greene Missionary Society. Toya also shares her time and talents with parents in Alexandria, Virginia as a facilitator for the Parent Leadership Training Institute teaching civic engagement and community activism. Toya holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from UC Berkeley and a JD from Georgetown University Law Center.