Dar’shun Kendrick was born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia and attended Towers High School in Decatur where she graduated at the top of her class. She has a dual degree in political science and communications from Oglethorpe University, a law degree from the University of Georgia and a Master in Business Administration from Kennesaw State.
She serves on the Judiciary Non-Civil (Criminal law) committee, the Juvenile Justice Committee, Interstate Cooperation Committee and is the ranking Democrat on the Small Business Development and Job Creation committee. She also serves as Chair of the Economic Development Committee for the Georgia Legislative Black Caucus and co-chair of the Georgia Future Caucus, a bipartisan group made up of legislators under the age of 40.
In 2016, she founded a non-profit, Minority Access to Capital, Inc., that educates and empowers minorities on how to access capital to grow their business and create generational wealth. In 2017, she was elected to the Technology Association of Georgia’s (TAG) Corporate Development Board. In addition, she is a contributor to Black Enterprise Magazine focusing on economic justice issues. In 2017, she opened Kendrick Advisory & Advocacy Group, LLC, a full service consulting firm providing top consultancy services to organizations who want to advocate for diversity in business and government decisions. She was featured in the Huffington Post as 1 of 25 people positioned to Scale Atlanta's Growing Inclusive Technology Start Up Ecosystem for Black Americans and Beyond.
Additionally, she is planning the first ever Georgia Blacks in Tech Policy Conference in November of 2017 at the Georgia Capitol. Dar’shun has appeared on The Dana Barrett show and is a panelist for the North American Women in Business Summit in Atlanta in October of 2017. Dar’shun is a community activist, public speaker, elected official, private securities attorney, and a proud member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. She currently resides in Lithonia, Georgia.