Ebony West

Shannon St. John Fellow

About Ebony

In her role as a Shannon St. John Fellow with the Community Engagement team, Ebony is assisting the Foundation with their strategic plan process and developing goals and key strategies for each department to further our impact in the Triangle. She is also conducting a written review of peer foundations and how they incorporate an equity lens in their work.

Ebony received a B.A. in Political Science and a B.S. in Interpersonal and Organizational Communications from East Carolina University. She is currently pursuing her Master of Public Administration from UNC-Chapel Hill. Prior to her fellowship at the Foundation, she served as the Leadership Development Graduate Assistant in the Office of Student Life and Leadership at UNC, a Fellow for Democracy North Carolina, and a District Office Intern for Congressman G.K. Butterfield. She is also President of the UNC MPA Diversity Committee and serves as a representative on the UNC MPA Student Leadership Council.

Ebony is a native North Carolinian and currently lives in Chapel Hill with her dog-child, Cleo. In her down time, she enjoys cycling, debating eastern vs. western-style BBQ, and sitting down with a good book.

Ways Ebony gives back:

  1. Supporting people of color and women-led organizations
  2. Encouraging millennials to consider a career in public service
  3. Volunteering and donating

Ebony’s Hobbies

Cycling
Reading
Binge-watching Netflix