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Adria Goodson is the Chief Program Officer for The Pahara Institute, a national nonprofit organization whose mission is to identify, strengthen, and sustain diverse high potential leaders who are reimagining public education, so that every child in America has access to an excellent public school. Dr. Goodson serves on the faculty of Harvard University's Graduate School of Education teaching personal mastery courses. She has spent over 15 years coaching and supporting the learning and development of national non-profit and education leaders. From 2005 to 2015, she was the founding director of Hunt Alternatives' Prime Movers fellowship program, a program that supports social movement leaders in the United States. Dr. Goodson earned her degree from Boston College in sociology, specializing in social movement theory, public policy, and philanthropy. She has authored several pieces on movement leadership and has been a featured speaker at TedXBeaconStreet. Dr. Goodson worked for the Leo Burnett Company in Chicago developing marketing strategies for clients, including McDonald’s Corporation and Kellogg Corporation. She and Max Vohlken are the proud parents of a spectacular growing girl. In her spare time, Dr. Goodson is an avid foodie and creative chef.