New York State Deputy Director
Antonya Jeffrey is the New York State Deputy Director for the Fines and Fees Justice Center. Based out of Albany, Antonya works statewide to advance local and state campaigns for fines and fees reform. She works closely with community-based organizations, state legislators, local elected officials, and a diverse group of stakeholders.
Antonya is a communications strategist with over four years of experience leading communications efforts in county, district, and citywide campaigns. She is an alumni of several congressional campaigns, ballot initiatives, and the paid media team for Hillary for America.
Prior to joining FFJC, Antonya served as Press Secretary for two political campaigns and Deputy Press Secretary for a member of the U.S. House of Representatives where she developed media strategy around several issues including criminal justice reform, immigration, and housing.
Antonya serves as the Branch Secretary for the Brooklyn NAACP, is a 2019 NAACP NextGen participant and GOTV lead for the branch’s civic engagement committee where she leads voter registration and activation efforts.
Antonya’s work in justice reform began during her graduate studies where she focused on creating a strategic communication plan for nationwide death penalty repeal, inspired by the execution of Troy Davis and her previous work in direct services, providing support and training for returning citizens. She is dedicated to advancing legislation that ends mass incarceration and ensures fairness, transparency, and accountability in the criminal legal system.
Antonya holds a Master‘s Degree in Political and Strategic Communications from American University and a B.S. in Communication and Rhetorical Studies from Syracuse University.