Zinelle October joined ACS in November 2010 and currently serves as the Vice President of Network Advancement. In this capacity, she oversees and strengthens the work of the Lawyer Chapters and Student Chapters. She facilitates the connection of members with ACS's substantive initiatives.
Before joining ACS, Zinelle served as a National Urban Fellow at the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO) Educational Fund, where she focused on voting and election reform issues. Before the fellowship, Zinelle practiced law for six years at firms in Florida and New York.
Zinelle graduated from Columbia University with a Bachelor of Arts in history, the Florida State University School of Law with a Juris Doctorate, and Baruch College with a Master of Public Administration. While in law school, she was a member of the Journal of Transnational Law & Policy, Journal of Land Use & Environmental Law and the Student Supreme Court,
Zinelle currently serves as a Board Member of the Society of American Law Teachers, Co-Chair of the HBA-DC Communications Committee, and is a member of HNBA and NBA.