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Adrienne Evans is a native New Yorker, born and raised in The Bronx. From an early age, she knew that she wanted to be an educator as has been dedicated for the past 15 years to raising the academic achievement of youth who come from underserved communities. She was a science and math teacher for an all-girls high school in NYC and then transitioned to the role of an education coordinator for an after-school program in Harlem where she developed and supported the implementation of literacy and STEM curricula. She is currently a senior program manager for a non-profit organization in NYC which supports the implementation of school-based literacy interventions.
She has a master's degree in Adolescent Education from Mercy College in Dobbs Ferry, NY and a doctorate in Health Education from Teachers College, Columbia University where her focus is ADHD among African American youth.