Allen Buansi is a homegrown product of Chapel Hill. He is a graduate of Phillips Middle, East Chapel Hill High and UNC Law. Currently, he practices law as an attorney-fellow at the UNC Center for Civil Rights.
Allen has dedicated his life to public service. During his college years, he often returned to Chapel Hill to assist students at his alma mater in applying to and getting into college. After graduating from Dartmouth College, he returned to Chapel Hill to continue coaching, tutoring and mentoring. He conducted research at UNC on initiatives aimed at exploring certain newborn screenings and at helping young schoolchildren excel.
During law school, he served on the Town's Grievance Hearing Board (formerly the Personnel Appeals Committee). Allen also provided supporting research to the Historic Rogers Road Task Force on extraterritorial jurisdiction that helped lead to the Task Force's recommendation for the Town of Chapel Hill to extend extraterritorial jurisdiction to the Rogers Road community. Ultimately, the Town extended this jurisdiction, which enabled the Town to do its part in providing sewer services to the Rogers Road community.
He chaired the Legal Redress Committee on the Executive Board of the Chapel Hill-Carrboro branch of the NAACP. His work on the Executive Board included assisting the Labor Committee in supporting workers. He also served on a Town subcommittee to appropriately recognize the enslaved people who built the University in a cemetery marker. In this capacity, he recommended language extracted from George “Moses” Horton’s works that was ultimately adopted and incorporated into the marker that is now on campus.
Allen served as the Policy and Field Director on Josh Stein’s successful campaign for Attorney General. He has also worked in North Carolina's Department of Justice as an attorney, providing support for the Attorney General’s initiatives addressing the opioid abuse crisis.
In his spare time, Allen enjoys reading, playing basketball and spending time with family and friends.