Genevieve (Genzie) Bonadies

Lawyers’ Committee’s Educational Opportunities Project

Genzie Bonadies Torres serves as Counsel with the Lawyers’ Committee’s Educational Opportunities Project. Genzie supports the team’s litigation docket and Parental Readiness and Empowerment Program (PREP) which, together, seek to provide communities of color equal access to a quality education through immediate interventions and systemic reform. Genzie’s litigation work includes matters involving desegregation in higher education, race conscious admissions policies, discriminatory practices in K-12 schools, and addressing racial disparities student debt. Prior to joining the Lawyers’ Committee, Genzie served as an attorney at Centro Legal de la Raza in Oakland, California as a Public Service Venture Fund and Fine Fellow. As part of her Fellowship, Genzie worked within Centro Legal’s housing and employment programs to provide direct legal services to low-income, monolingual Spanish speakers. Genzie received her J.D. from Harvard Law School, during which time she worked as a student attorney with the Harvard Legal Aid Bureau (HLAB) where she co-led HLAB’s Eviction Clinic and the Wage and Hour practice. Prior to law school, Genzie served as a sixth grade teacher in Phoenix, Arizona where she taught both special education inclusion and gifted cohorts. She earned her B.A. from Harvard University where she pursued a joint concentration in History & Literature and Studies of Women, Gender, & Sexuality.