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Dr. Adria Goodson is the director for the new flagship fellowship of The Ford Foundation - Ford Global Fellows. She is a Pahara Fellow (13Deep) and was Chief Program Officer for Pahara Institute 2015 - 2020 and is a seasoned moderator. Adria has spent over 20 years catalyzing resources to support the learning and development of social justice leaders. She was the founding director of Hunt Alternatives' Prime Movers fellowship program, a program that supported social movement leaders.
Adria served on the faculty of Harvard University's Graduate School of Education for over a decade and earned her doctoral 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. Earlier in her career, Adria worked for the Leo Burnett Company in Chicago developing marketing strategies for clients, including McDonald’s Corporation and Kellogg Corporation. She and her partner Max are the proud parents of a spectacular teenager. Adria is an avid foodie, a creative chef, a novice poet, and she deeply appreciates a good pun.