The Honorable Dotie Joseph is the State Representative for District 108 in the Florida’s Legislature. Representative Joseph was born in Haiti and raised in Miami, where she attended public schools, studied hard, and went on to graduate from Yale University where she co-founded Yale’s Haitian Student Alliance, and served as the Political Action Chairperson of the Yale N.A.A.C.P. She obtained her law degree from Georgetown University Law Center.
Representative Joseph served as the Legislative Correspondent for U.S. Representative Peter Deutsch in DC, and Acting Youth Director for Eglise Beraca in Miami. She has worked on human rights issues in Egypt and Uganda; interned for the National Coalition for Haitian Rights; and interned with President Carter at the Carter Center, focusing on Latin America, the Caribbean, and West Africa. As a lawyer, Representative Joseph served as a Judicial Law Clerk, Civil Rights Litigation Consultant, Employment Discrimination Litigator, Deputy City Attorney for the City of North Miami Beach, and is currently an attorney with the all-black female firm of Austin Pamies Norris Weeks.
Committed to serving her community, Representative Joseph has also served as a Past President of the Haitian Lawyers Association, First Vice-Chair of the Miami-Dade Democratic Party, a Member of the Miami-Dade Black Affairs Advisory Board, a Member of the North Miami Board of Adjustment, a volunteer attorney with the Miami-Dade Branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored Peoples (NAACP), and as a Volunteer Election Protection Attorney for both of President Barack Obama’s campaigns.