Mr. Williams was a Policy Analyst in the Democracy Program, specializing in redistricting issues and minority voting rights. Prior to joining the Brennan Center for Justice, Kahlil worked for Congressman Chaka Fattah (D-PA) as a Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Fellow, handling issues of election reform, government reform and constitutional law. Additionally, he served as a summer intern at the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, assisting in the organization's efforts to reauthorize expiring provisions of the Voting Rights Act. Mr. Williams is currently pursuing a Ph. D. in Political Science from the University of Pennsylvania, where he received a M.A. in Political Science in 2004. He earned a B.A. in Political Science from the Pennsylvania State University in 2001.