Chief Equity Strategist

Dr. Darrell Ray has held several positions at a diverse range of institutions, including the University of Georgia, the Art Institute of Atlanta, Louisiana State University, University of Memphis, and Rhodes College. He has presented nationally and internationally and worked with organizations abroad to better position them in meeting their goals. Education credentials include a BA and MA from the University of Alabama and PhD from the University of Georgia. Additional trainings and certifications are in fundraising, grant-writing, and diversity, equity, & inclusion, and group facilitation.

Trained as an educator, Dr. Ray’s 25- year background as an executive-level administrator, faculty member, and trainer, has positioned him to become one of higher education’s thought leaders in the equity, instruction, and strategic planning. Dr. Ray’s deep understanding of the interplay between equity and diversity position him to assist organizations in equity-related training, equity-centered coaching, strategic planning, and implementation.

Aleidra Allen, MA

Equity Strategist

Aleidra Allen is a social change advocate and entrepreneur. With a background in higher education administration. Since 2017, Aleidra has served as a diversity consultant and facilitator. In these roles, she has developed trainings and workshops for universities, corporations, and civic organizations. Aleidra has shared her perspectives to larger platforms as a recurring guest on HuffPost Live. She has also been published on Watch The Yard and Blavity.  

Aleidra received her Bachelor of Science in Community Communications and Leadership Development from the University of Kentucky (UK). She later earned her Master of Arts in Education (specialization in Higher Education Administration) from Louisiana State University (LSU). Aleidra is a member of Action St. Louis, a grassroots racial justice organization that seeks to build political power for Black communities in the St. Louis region.

Keenan Lee, PhD


Keenan X. Lee, Ph.D. brings over 10 years of impactful experience in K-12 public education. He  has served at both the school and central office levels as a teacher, department head, system  mentor, and induction coach, directly addressing critical factors in student achievement and  teacher retention. His areas of expertise are in curriculum, instructional supervision, classroom observations, job embedded learning, policy implementation, and new teacher induction programs. 

Keenan holds a bachelor’s degree in Mathematical Sciences from Georgia Southern University  and master’s, specialists, and Doctor of Philosophy degrees in Educational Administration and  Policy from the University of Georgia, concentrating in supervision. Dr. Lee has studied how  professional learning in a formalized system program impacts first-year teacher retention, a  crucial area for improving educational outcomes. 

Lamara Warren, PhD

Lead Consultant 

Lamara D. Warren, Ph.D. is an influential practitioner-scholar with over two decades of broad and progressive experience driving systemic change and advancing diversity, equity, inclusion, belonging, and access in higher education. Throughout her professional career she has leveraged leadership development, stakeholder engagement, and program improvement to accelerate change and achieve strategic aims within large, complex organizations. 

She earned a Ph.D. in Higher Education and Student Affairs and Post-Master’s Certificate in Institutional Research from Indiana University as well as a M.A. in Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis and B.S. in Biochemistry from the University of Missouri-Columbia. 

Adam Elder, PhD

Research & Policy Analyst

Dr. Adam Elder has held a variety of positions public education as a professor of research methodology, as a data analyst for K-12 and postsecondary institutions, and as a math teacher. He also has research experience in the nonprofit sector. Adam received a Ph.D. in Educational Research Methodology with a minor in statistics and an M.A. in Applied Research, Measurement, & Evaluation from Louisiana State University as well as a B.S. in Mathematics Education from Auburn University. 

His research has primarily focused on research methods instruction and data use in education, and he is a member of multiple professional organizations related to educational research 

Drew Johnson, MEd

Research & Policy Analyst

Andrew Johnson, MEd, is an education policy researcher with expertise in critical quantitative and mixed  methods, including experimental evaluation and causal analysis. His areas of research span PK-16 and  include the economics of education, decision-making, and student success and persistence. In all lines of  research, he focuses on achieving diversity, equity, and inclusion in inputs, process, and outcomes.  Before his career in education policy research, Andrew was a middle school math teacher. 

Andrew  earned a bachelor’s degree in Sociology from the University of Missouri and a master’s degree in  Education Policy and Leadership from American University. He is currently a doctoral candidate in the  Education Policy PhD program at Michigan State University. 

Zea Moullet, PhD

Research & Policy Analyst

Zea Moullet, PhD is a college student affairs scholar practitioner with more than 16 years experience supporting students at a variety of levels. In addition to higher education, she has worked with military service members, veterans, and spouses through a wide range of needs.  Dr. Moullet is an engaging facilitator, skilled in public speaking, program development, and assessment. 

She earned her Ph.D. in Education and Leadership from Pacific University in Oregon. an M.Ed. from Oregon State University and a B.S. from Ashland University.