Zinelle October

Executive Vice President

Zinelle October joined ACS in November 2010 and currently serves as the Executive Vice President. She oversees and strengthens the work of the lawyer and law student chapters, the ACS State Attorneys General project, and ACS's pro bono and volunteer projects. She facilitates the connection of members with ACS's substantive initiatives.

Before joining ACS, October was a national urban fellow at the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials Educational Fund. Before her fellowship, October practiced law for six years at firms in Florida and New York.

October currently serves as a board member of the Society of American Law Teachers and is a member of the Hispanic National Bar Association, National Bar Association, and Women’s Bar Association of Washington D.C..

October received her J.D. from Florida State University, her M.P.A. from Baruch College, and her B.A. in history from Columbia University. 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.