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CDA Entrepreneurs: Amy and Jessica of Elevate Consulting

Recently, several alumni of our program have utilized the skills they gained in human and organizational development in new ways—by starting their own businesses. Some of those include Amy Merritt Campbell (M.Ed. ’14) and Jessica Benton (M.Ed. ’13) of Elevate Consulting. Here’s what they, along with cofounder Hannah Wohltjen (MA, MPH), have to say about their business…

Posted by on January 8, 2019 in Alumni,


Meet an Alumna: Akua Hill

Akua Hill, M.Ed. 2010 Community Engagement Associate, Community Development Advocates of Detroit “By letting communities lead the process, you build power and sustainability. That’s been a set of values that I carry wherever my work takes me.” Q: To begin, can you tell me a little bit about your background—where you’re from and how you…

Posted by on December 17, 2018 in Alumni,


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CDA Student Spotlight: Jordan Jurinsky

Jordan Jurinksy B.S. Sociology Q: Where are you from originally and what did you do before Vanderbilt?  I spent most of my childhood living in small town named Maryville right outside of Knoxville in east Tennessee, but I’ve also lived in North Carolina, Colorado, California, Texas, Florida, and Nagoya, Japan. Immediately prior to coming to…

Posted by on November 25, 2018 in Current Students,


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CDA Entrepreneur: Dawn Harris of Tree of Life Education Center

Recently, several alumni of our program have utilized the skills they gained in human and organizational development in new ways—by starting their own businesses. One of those includes Dawn Harris (M.Ed. ’16) of Tree of Life Education Center. Here’s what she has to say about her business and the path she took to get there: “The CDA program taught me the…

Posted by on November 2, 2018 in Alumni,


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