Creighton Davis was born in San Francisco, raised in the Bay Area and currently resides in Oakland. After graduating from Boston College, Creighton taught middle school Social Studies in the South Bronx for four years, where he became Social Studies Department Chair and an NYC DOE-designated model teacher. He also coached both girls and boys basketball and co-founded a non-profit called Serving While Achieving Greatness, Inc. (S.W.A.G). Through skills-based leadership seminars, S.W.A.G empowered three teams of students to create mini non-profits aimed at impacting issues such as substance abuse, teen pregnancy and the lack of extracurricular opportunities in the South Bronx. At the end of the year, students organized a neighborhood block party where each team set up a booth to address, and provide resources for, their respective issue. Creighton also created a guest speaker series that included Geoffrey Canada, the founder of the Harlem Children's Zone, and an adventure series that included field trips to Broadway shows, the Appalachian Trail and colleges and universities. Creighton then attended law school where he remained involved in the South Bronx through criminal justice work, while also serving as president of the Black Law Students Association.
Creighton began his legal career as an M&A associate at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, LLP where he continued working on criminal justice reform initiatives in the South Bronx and on immigration matters, representing individuals seeking asylum or naturalization. He is now an M&A associate at Baker McKenzie LLP in San Francisco and also serves on the Bay Area Board of the Peer Health Exchange.
Creighton received a law degree from New York University School of Law, a masters degree in 7-12 grade education from Lehman College of the City University of New York and a bachelor's degree in Political Science with minors in Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies and International Studies from Boston College.