Brittny-Jade Saunders is Principal at Three Views Strategies, LLC (TVS), a consultancy that works with governments, non-profits, philanthropies and other partners to advance racial justice, foster solidarity and belonging and bring about an equitable, multiracial democracy. TVS aligns values and resources so that we can have schools that educate and inspire us, work that rewards and fulfills us, care that sustains us, power to shape the world around us and a culture that affirms that we are all deserving of the supports we need to thrive.
TVS provides research and analysis, strategic planning, policy development, document preparation, facilitation and training services among others for its clients. In addition, TVS incorporates restorative justice practices and other approaches that build the understanding and connection necessary for meaningful change into its work for racial justice and democracy.
Prior to founding TVS in 2021, Brittny served as Deputy Commissioner for Strategic Initiatives at the NYC Commission on Human Rights for nearly five years. At the Commission, Brittny led projects related to racial justice, restorative justice and the intersection between human rights and emerging technologies. She also led key inter-agency partnerships and oversaw the agency’s equity, EEO, procurement (including M/WBE purchasing), budgetary and IT functions.
Before joining the Commission, Brittny worked for the Office of the Mayor of the City of New York. She served first as Deputy Counsel and then as Acting Counsel to the Mayor following the departure of then-Counsel, Maya D. Wiley. Brittny played a central role in the Office’s broadband equity efforts, working to ensure affordable access to high-speed Internet for residents of the five boroughs. Brittny also helped craft legislation barring discrimination on the bases of credit and criminal history in the employment context, codifying the Commission on Gender Equity, limiting cooperation between local law enforcement and federal immigration authorities and addressing other important challenges facing the city.
Prior to taking on these government leadership roles, Brittny worked at the Center for Popular Democracy, where as Supervising Attorney for Immigrant Rights and Racial Justice, she led projects on policing, legal services for detained immigrants facing deportation and coalition building across Black and Latinx communities. Before this, Brittny was Senior Advocate at the Center for Social Inclusion (now RaceForward), where she helped to develop and advocate for racially just disaster and emergency, broadband and transportation policies.
Brittny was a 2010 Fellow in Media, Information & Communications Policy with the Rockwood Leadership Institute, a 2018 Wasserstein Public Interest Fellow at Harvard Law School and, in 2019, a member of the inaugural class of Senior Fellows in Residence at the Rappaport Center for Law and Public Policy at Boston College Law School. In 2021, she was named one of 14 “Distinguished Leaders” by the New York Law Journal and received a mayoral proclamation in recognition of her impact as an advocate for racial justice within government. She earned an A.B. in sociology, magna cum laude, from Harvard College, a MST in Childhood Education from Fordham University Graduate School of Education and a J.D. cum laude from Harvard Law School. An immigrant from Jamaica, Brittny resides in New York City with her family.