Deshawna Colvin is an innovative development professional. She is married to Maurice L. Colvin, III and they have four children: Jordyn, Christopher, Neriah and Amari.

Deshawna earned an Associate’s degree in Psychology in 2009 from Axia College. She graduated in 2011 with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and in 2015 with her Masters in Management from the University of Phoenix. Currently, she is pursuing a second Master’s degree from Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi in Instructional Design and Educational Technology.

Deshawna Colvin has worked in various positions from data entry, dispatcher, training coordinator, financial analyst, to administrative assistant. In 2012, she found her niche at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi as a Program Manager for SOAR, a Title-V federally funded grant, working with first-generation, low income, minority STEM undergraduates. She served as a career development specialist, developed and executed workshops and seminars, oversaw the youth program, and managed all community outreach through events, website, and other marketing efforts.  As Assistant Director for Project GRAD, she oversaw a summer bridge for incoming Islanders who wished to get a jump start on college and planned engagement events. Her most recent position is the Communications Coordinator for the Office of the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs.

She has a fire burning within her, driving her to empower herself through faith and knowledge to reach her optimum potential. Her drive has led her to acquire determination, independence, initiative, and an urge to be proactive in her daily life. Through group settings or intimate conversations, she hopes to reach into the lives of those around her regardless of their age, socioeconomic class, or culture; and to shine a little light on what could be the next best decision or opportunity in their life. Her goal is to continue providing opportunities for personal, educational, and professional development to others. In 2013, along with her husband, she co-founded Encouragement Block, a local organization to that equips, empowers and encourages youth in the community.

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