Ebony Woodruff is a first-generation attorney, legal entrepreneur, and a former legislator. She is the first woman elected to represent District 87 in the Louisiana House of Representatives. During her tenure in the legislature, she developed a passion for agricultural and food policy. Currently, Ebony is the Director of the Southern University Law Center Agricultural Law Institute for Underserved and Underrepresented Communities. In addition, she serves on the Board of Directors for the New Orleans Food Policy Action Council and Provost Farm Heritage Center and Community Garden, Inc. She is also a 2023 Aspen Institute Food Leaders Fellow. Ebony earned a Master of Law in Agricultural and Food Law from the University of Arkansas School of Law, a Juris Doctor from the Southern University Law Center, and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Louisiana State University.
Ebony is a native New Orleanian and a life-long resident of the Westbank, raised in Algiers and Harvey. She is a Louisiana Master Gardener, an herbalist apprentice, genealogist, and budding seamstress. In her free time, Ebony enjoys traveling, gardening, and learning new languages.