Capacity Building, Special Project Management
Shavondra recently graduated from the University of Illinois Springfield with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Clinical-Counseling. During her time as an undergraduate Shavondra organized a multi-university movement called March4MAP (Grants).
The movement involved a March and protest to the Illinois State Capitol. Through this movement she found a passion in fighting for people who may not have the means to fight for themselves as well as supporting communities who are able to advocate for themselves.
Additionally, Shavondra has assisted with and conducted research centered around mass school shootings, suicides, and city demographics, which she had the pleasure to present at the Midwest Psychological Association Conference as well as the Illinois State Capitol in the spring of 2019.
Shavondra would now like to focus on alleviating early substance abuse in ‘at risk youth.’ As Shavondra was born and raised in the North Lawndale neighborhood, her ability to help the individuals within her community heal and prosper, is in direct correlation to being apart of the Above and Beyond Family.