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A’Dorian Murray-Thomas

Attended: KIPP New Jersey
Current Career: Founder & CEO, SHE Wins Inc.

A’Dorian Murray-Thomas is the Founder and CEO of SHE Wins Inc., a leadership and social action organization creating a pipeline of college-, career-, and community-ready young women leaders. Founded to serve girls who share her story of losing a loved one to homicide, A’Dorian has been recognized as a President Obama White House Champion of Change, a Glamour Magazine College Woman of the Year, a Young Futurist in The Root Magazine, and was featured in ESSENCE Magazine’s “Black Girl Magic” docuseries. A’Dorian recently made history when, at 23 years old, she became the youngest woman ever elected to the Newark Board of Education, New Jersey’s largest public school district. A’Dorian previously served at the Newark Opportunity Youth Network where she connected over-aged and under-credited high school students to alternative educational options, translated for Spanish-speaking families, and helped manage the district’s restorative justice program. A fierce advocate for gender, racial, and educational equity, A’Dorian is currently an NAACP NEXTGEN Leadership Fellow, a School Board Partners Education Policy Fellow, and a recent graduate of Higher Heights national fellowship for Black women leaders. A’Dorian is a 2016 graduate of Swarthmore College and holds a bachelor’s degree in political science and educational studies.