Policy Counsel and Professor
Georgetown University Communication, Culture and Technology Program
Kenya Wiley is a policy counsel, professor and adviser focused on fashion law, technology and social justice. Kenya serves on the faculty at Georgetown University and the Fashion Law Institute at Fordham Law School, and she has also guest lectured and presented at numerous institutions including Parsons School of Design, MIT Media Lab and the U.S. Department of Commerce.
Kenya has advised brands and retailers on issues related to fashion policy, sustainability and strategies to build a diverse, equitable and inclusive fashion talent pipeline. Kenya has also written on the intersection of fashion law, technology, politics and policy — with bylines in WWD, Fashionista, ELLE and CNN.
Kenya previously served in senior legal and policy positions for the U.S. Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee and the Motion Picture Association’s (MPA) legal department. While at MPA, Kenya designed and implemented the association’s inaugural academic outreach program for entertainment executives and academics in film, philanthropy, intellectual property law and tech policy.
In 2017, Kenya was named one of WWD’s Women Leaders in Business, and she was awarded Howard Law School’s 2012 Intelligent Design Award for her outstanding contributions in fashion law and policy. Kenya also chaired ASTM’s inaugural Task Group on Data Security for Smart Textiles. Kenya received her bachelor's degree in psychology from Stanford University and her J.D. from the Georgetown University Law Center.