Griffin previously served as the special project director for the Division of Recreation for the City of Cleveland, implementing youth and young-adult violence prevention, intervention, and opportunity initiatives.

With a background in community organizing, Griffin advocates for voter rights and election protection as the chair of the Norman S. Minor Bar Association community engagement committee and serves the Cleveland Branch of the NAACP as the criminal justice and legal redress chair.

Griffin holds a Juris Doctorate and a Master of Public Administration from Cleveland State University and a bachelor’s degree from Kent State University.