Ta’Chelle Jones, a lifelong Okie, graduated from the University of Oklahoma (OU) with a B.A. in Journalism in 2012. After working in educational policy, she returned to OU to earn a Master’s in Human Relations with an emphasis in Human Resource Development. There, she was presented the PACE award, inducted to the President’s Leadership Class, and selected as a Henderson Scholar.
Throughout her years at OU, she served as a Gaylord Ambassador for the College of Journalism, President of the National Association of Black Journalists (OU Chapter), Diversity Enrichment Program Intern for the Office of Admissions, and Treasurer for the Kappa Alpha Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
For about five years, she primarily worked as a human resources business partner in the education and insurance industries. After earning a Professional in Human Resources certification, she joined Crawford & Company, the world’s largest independent claims management firm. In this role, she helped to transition a recently acquired tech start-up to Crawford and supported people operations for one of its global service lines.
During her first year of law school, Ta’Chelle won the 1L Moot Court Competition, was listed on the Dean’s List and Faculty Honor Roll both semesters, and earned multiple CALI Awards of Excellence. She spent the summer after her first year clerking at Norton Rose Fulbright and Ogletree Deakins.
As a second-year law-student, she is a member of the Law School Student Advisory Board and the American Bar Association National Appellate Advocacy Team, while serving as Vice President of the John E. Green Black Law Student Association.