Deyonna is a Developmental Psychology doctoral student at Howard University. Her research focuses on the achievement gap, academic engagement, and teacher-student relationships.
Her main objective in research is to address the practices of high-quality teachers, psychologically safe classrooms, and the utilization of culturally-relevant pedagogy in the
education of minoritized students. One of the aims in both her research and GrantEd Tutoring is to strengthen the representation of African
Americans in STEM.
Her teaching and tutoring experience stems back to when she was 13 years old - tutoring elementary students after-school and volunteering as a teaching aide for summer school classes.
Deyonna's most recent experiences include teaching Accelerated Mathematics Achievement to middle school students whose math skills were below grade level and working as a Teaching Assistant to professors for undergraduate psychology courses.