Graduate Research Associate, Research Institute for Social Equity
Keandra Davis, a native of Miami, FL, is a doctoral student at the L. Douglas Wilder School of Public Administration and Policy with a Concentration in Urban Policy at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU).
She is currently an Affiliate Faculty for the African American Studies Department at VCU and a Graduate Research Associate for the Research Institute for Social Equity (RISE). Prior to VCU, Keandra served as Special Projects Coordinator for the Florida House of Representatives, the County Administrator's Office, and several Community-based Non-Profit Agencies. In 2021, She wrote a profile on the mitigation efforts of gentrification in Miami, Florida. She co-authored a publication examining the impacts of COVID-19 among all Florida counties across ethnic and school populations.
In 2022, Keandra was selected to serve as a speaker on Affordable Housing for the Women’s Club of Florida Speakers Bureau. In 2022-23, she was selected to serve as a Research Scholar for the Street Philosophy Institute in partnership with Boston University’s Center for Antiracist Research. In 2022, Keandra was selected as an Inaugural Fellow of the Kilolo Kijakazi Fellowship in collaboration with the Office of Social Insurance in Washington, DC. In 2022, she was named an Inaugural Fellow for the Journal of Social Equity in Public Administration (JSEPA). Keandra is also a recipient of the Congressional Black Caucus Education Scholarship.
Keandra holds a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from the Reubin O’D Askew School of Public Administration and Policy at Florida State University and a Bachelor of Arts in African American Studies from the University of Florida.