Ja’Dell Davis (she/her) is a doctoral student in the Department of Sociology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the Advisor for Research and Evaluation at Sadie Nash Leadership Project, a youth development program in New York City.

Her work focuses on race-ethnicity in education, particularly the experiences of youth and practitioners in Out-of-School Time and afterschool education, the transition from high school to post-secondary education, and race discourse in educative contexts.

Ja’Dell is also a program evaluator with specific training in culturally responsive evaluation. Ja’Dell previously taught high school in Philadelphia public schools and implemented college access and academic enrichment programming in Chester, Pennsylvania and New York City.

Ja’Dell received her B.A. from Swarthmore College with a special major in History and Educational Studies and a minor in Black Studies, completed her M.S.Ed in Secondary School Education at the University of Pennsylvania, and an M.A. in Sociology for from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.