Dar’shun Kendrick was born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia and attended Towers High School in Decatur where she graduated at the top of her class. She then went on to Oglethorpe University where she graduated in 2004 receiving a dual degree in political science and communications. She enrolled in the University of Georgia, School of Law and graduated in 2007 with a focus on corporate law.
After working for a small boutique law firm for a couple of years, Dar’shun opened her own business boutique law firm in 2010 and that same year decided to run for the Georgia House of Representatives and enrolled in a M.B.A. program at Kennesaw State, where she graduated in 2011. She won her election at the age of 27 years old in 2010. She now serves over 54,000 Georgians in DeKalb and Gwinnett counties where she focuses on foreclosure reform, economic development initiatives and legislation to support the working class. She serves on the Judiciary Non-Civil (Criminal law) committee, the Juvenile Justice Committee, Interstate Cooperation Committee and is the ranking Democrat on the Small Business Development and Job Creation committee.
Dar’shun is a community activist, public speaker, elected official, corporate attorney, and member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. She currently resides in Snellville, Georgia and has a fiancé in corporate banking, John Jackson.