Stacey Kennard graduated from Harvard Law School, where she was a Sumner Redstone Fellow. While in law school, Stacey was the Co-Executive Director of the Prison Legal Assistance Project, President of Child and Youth Advocates, and a member of the Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review. Additionally, Stacey was a clinical student in the Criminal Justice Institute, the Employment Civil Rights Clinic, and the Child Advocacy Clinic. During her law school summers, Stacey worked for Advocates for Children of New York and the Civil Rights Division of the United States Department of Justice, and during her second year she worked with the Youth Advocacy Department of the Committee for Public Counsel Services in Massachusetts. Stacey received her undergraduate degree from Amherst College and was a math teacher in Queens before attending law school.