As a Black woman from rural Georgia (US) and a first-generation university student, Danitra Wansley was driven to use her strengths to serve the communities that needed her most.
After directing a not for profit academic summer camp in Boston, Danitra joined Teach for America in Greater New Orleans. She taught 7th grade English Language Arts at KIPP McDonogh 15 Middle School for the Creative Arts with an emphasis on culturally responsive pedagogy.
She then served as an Impact Manager with City Year New Orleans; in this role, she managed and coached three teams of school-based AmeriCorps members on leadership development and K-12 instruction.
Danitra is now the Program Director for High Resolves New Orleans and is thrilled to continue empowering the next generation of young people. Danitra earned a B.A. with honors in History and Literature from Harvard University.