Attorney Alaina Boothe has been selected as new social justice chair for the NAACP Baton Rouge Branch. She serves as a first felony assistant public defender and the director of students at the Baton Rouge Office of Public Defender. She is also the latest recipient of the Gideon’s Promise 2020 Public Defender Ambassador Award for her work with helping the chapter raise funds from to bail out 10 women for Christmas. A native of New Orleans, Boothe earned a bachelor of science degree in elementary education from Southern University and a juris doctorate from the Southern University Law Center. She is a former first grade teacher and graduate of the Gideon Promise’s Class of 2017.