Gender Pronouns: She / Ella
Davona was born and raised in South Central Los Angeles and has been a community organizer for 10 years now. She is dedicated to her community and has a profound interest in social and racial justice. While receiving her B.A. degree in Pan African Studies, Anthropology, and Political Science at Cal State LA, she organized outreach and retention programming for historically disenfranchised students and communities of color. She later explored her interest in politics by working in Black Student Union, Associated Student Inc. (Student Government), the New York State Assembly, United States House of Representatives, and the California Secretary of State’s Office. Most recently, Davona participated in Community Coalition’s Youth Organizing Fellowship where she was trained on foundational organizing skills.
As the Wellness Organizer for InnerCity Struggle, Davona brings awareness and resources in mental health and substance use to the Eastside community. Her role is centered on connecting community members with the care they deserve and advancing a holistic wellness approach within the organization. Davona is an alumna of InnerCity Struggle’s youth program, United Students, and a graduate of Wilson High School.