note: bios discuss endpoints. the lessons that lead to me being able to map my life in this way is where the true value lies. unfortunately, that makes for an incredibly long and uneventful read. value journeys

Duanecia A. Evans

Creative Strategist, Diversity Practitioner & Advocate for Educational Equity

Born and raised in Harlem, New York, Duanecia Evans leads as the Senior Managing Director of Black Community Alliances on Teach For America's national Public Partnerships team. Through this work, Duanecia has ensured the recruitment and retention of Black educators, forged partnerships between Teach For America, Black legacy and national advocacy organizations including, UNCF, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. and the National Women's Law Center.

In addition to her work at Teach For America, Duanecia serves as Managing Partner and Lead Strategist of Seventh Suite. A creative services firm that develops traditional and digital brand strategy for socially conscious influencers and brands. Her portfolio includes brand development and content strategy for social activists and digital influencers. In addition, Duanecia has led operational planning and partnership acquisition for national and international conferences, with an equity focus.

Duanecia, a first-generation college graduate, received a Bachelor's Degree in Public Relations from the University of Bridgeport in 2012.

Duanecia is a charter member of the Beta Iota chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated. In 2018, Duanecia was honored by New York state Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke for Excellence in Education and Community Service, as recognition for her work as a diversity practitioner, creative strategist and community advocate.

Duanecia's work sits at the intersection of community-driven justice and corporate social responsibility. Alongside her six-year career at Teach For America, she has worked with organizations including Dress For Success and the Children's Defense Fund. Duanecia has dedicated her career to bringing voices together who have both the mindsets and means to obliterate social inequity in this generation.