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Desha Elliot

Research Fellow
Clark Atlanta University

Desha Elliott started her collegiate career at 15 years old, obtaining a BA from Northern Kentucky University (NKU). During her undergraduate experience, Desha held leadership positions in the collegiate NAACP chapter, provided social services support through the Latonia Elementary Family Resource Center, and started a freelance digital and event marketing company as a member of the Collegiate Entrepreneurs Organization. After graduation, she became Editor-in-Chief of Be Your Own Success Story, a nationally distributed magazine focused on education and entrepreneurship.

She completed her MS in Management at Strayer University. After graduating from Strayer, she created PB7APP, an education technology app for student athletes.

Desha is the author of the books Hi My Name Is, and Entrepreneur’s Memo.

She is currently working on her Whitney M. Young, Jr., School of Social Work, Social Work Policy, Planning and Administration, and Social Science Ph.D. at Clark Atlanta University. She is the founder of the Professional Doctoral Network, student researcher and mental health technology partnership creator for The Center for Social Reform, Equity and Innovation, and hackathon advisor of the AUC Data Science Initiative. Her areas of focus are economic development, technology, and mental health.

Desha spends her free time playing sports and visiting art museums. Find Desha on Twitter at @drdesha.