Professor Barry is a civil rights attorney dedicated to advocating on behalf of traditionally marginalized communities through social justice initiatives.
She has represented tenants at the Bronx Neighborhood Office of the Legal Aid Society in nonpayment and holdover housing proceedings since 2017. Professor Barry also served as a Housing Attorney Trainer providing housing-related CLE trainings for Legal Aid Society staff.
In addition to being a Housing Attorney, Professor Barry is a grammar instructor for high school freshmen, an advocate for youth-centered activism, and a proponent of initiatives that grow and protect the financial wealth of New Yorkers. She has taught as an Adjunct Professor at the CUNY School of Law for the Lawyering Seminar course and co-facilitated a Housing Clinic Externship at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law.
Professor Barry was recognized for her work in immigration law and chosen as one of the Top 25 Pro Bono Advocates of 2015 by Legal Services of New York. As a team leader with New York Cares, she has led various volunteer projects throughout New York City including Citizenship Clinics and Tax Preparation Clinics. She was born in Guinea and raised in Brooklyn.
One of her favorite art pieces is Untitled (Crown) by Jean-Michel Basquiat.
Untitled (Crown), 1982, Acrylic, ink, and paper collage on paper, 20 × 29 in.