Jessica L. Hunt is the Attorney Advisor for the DC Office of Disability Rights, and is a licensed attorney in DC, KY, and VA. She holds a JD from the University of Kentucky College of Law, two Bachelors of Arts degrees from Centre College, and is a 2015 candidate for a Masters in Secondary Special Education and Transition Services from The George Washington University.
Ms. Hunt completed a Fulbright Teaching Assistantship in Chauny, France during the 2003-04 school year. While teaching English to 6th and 10th graders, she conducted independent research on the difference between living with a disability in the United States (US) and the European Union (EU).
In her current position, Ms. Hunt processes complaints of disability discrimination and provides guidance and training to District of Columbia employees and residents on the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Rehabilitation Act, and disability sensitivity and etiquette. She also serves as part of the Mid-Atlantic ADA Leadership Network’s cadre of trainers. . In addition, she serves as the coordinator for DC One Community for All—the DC Community Integration Plan. She also works closely with the DC Office of the Chief Technology Officer to improve the accessibility and usability of dc.gov for persons with disabilities. Ms. Hunt also serves as her agency’s EEO and Ethics Officer.
Prior to her tenure with DC Government, Ms. Hunt was a graduate of the Department of the Army EEO Intern Program, and was employed as a full-time EEO Specialist at Headquarters, Department of the Army for 4 years.
Outside of her employment with the government, Ms. Hunt has served as second vice president of the Board of Directors for the ENDependence Center of Northern VA , the and Acting Editor-in-Chief for i.d.e.a.l. Magazine (Individuals with Disabilities Express about Life), and as a volunteer advising attorney for the DC Employment Justice Center. Ms. Hunt has a passion for serving youth with disabilities who are in transition to adulthood and helping them learn about their rights.
When she’s not working or studying she could be found baking, walking her chihuahua Poncho, attending a concert or sporting event, or reading a new French novel.