Shivohn Garcìa (Associate Director of Programs)
Shivohn Garcìa is the Associate Director of Programs at New York Needs You.
Most recently, as a University Liaison at Purdue University, Shivohn collaborated with honors program directors and administrators in order to foster a partnership between universities and encourage student participation in national programs. Previously, Shivohn honed her skills in curriculum development, assessment and strategic planning as an educator and school leader at Paul Cuffee School, an urban charter school in Providence, RI. At Cuffee she was a faculty member, department chair, and member of the Board of Directors, Education and Diversity Committees. As a member of the Board’s Education Committee, she played an active role in the planning of the new college-prep high school division.
Earlier in her career, Shivohn was a faculty member of Andover's Institute for the Recruitment of Teachers. At IRT she taught a graduate-level seminar to college students of color aspiring to enroll in graduate programs and teaching careers. Shivohn has advised, mentored and taught a generation of diverse students in public secondary school and college settings through academic and co-curricular educational programs. She has developed recruitment and retention strategies as well as program initiatives to support students struggling with transitional issues. Additionally, she has worked on establishing and fostering university and community partnerships in order to promote diversity and address key recruitment and retention concerns.
Shivohn is a native New Yorker. She earned a B.A. in English and Secondary Education at the State University of New York at New Paltz, and an M.A.T in English at Brown University. She is a Ph.D. Candidate in the American Studies program at Purdue University and expects to earn her doctoral degree in 2014.