Akilah Bacy, is a native of Houston, and a graduate of Cypress-Fairbanks I.S.D. She attended Spelman College, in Atlanta, Georgia, where she earned her bachelor of arts degree. After Spelman, she went on to pursue her law degree at Texas Tech University School of Law. Akilah began her career as an assistant district attorney with the Harris County District Attorney’s Office. However, she later determined that she could better serve her community by defending primarily indigent citizens, and advocating for those who find themselves a victim of employment discrimination. Akilah works in her community both professionally and through a host of volunteer opportunities
including serving as a pro-bono immigration attorney representing children seeking asylum, mentoring in the local school districts, teaching literacy, ESL and citizenship rights classes in the West Houston Community, and a Sunday school teacher. She is also a candidate for the Texas House District 138.