Professional Profile

A graduate of the University of Southern California, with a doctorate in Cinema-Television, Critical Studies,  I possess over 10 years of experience in project management, professional communications, and service activities.


  • Expert Communications:
    • Executive, professional written and oral communication 
    • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively among  multiple constituencies  and across multiple platforms
    • Substantial experience in public speaking, professional conference presentations, and leadership trainings

  •   Project  Management: 
    • Experience coordinating among various community stakeholders in planning  and executing varied events and activities  
    • Cooperative spirit; ability to strategize, work collaboratively, take initiative, and delegate  
    • Commitment to follow-through and results

  • Interpersonal Skills:
    • Charisma, professionalism, adaptability, and assertiveness
    • Creative, collegial leadership 
    • Perceptiveness, emotional intelligence, and people skills within diverse environments

  •  Community Engagement
    • Extensive record of community engagement, outreach, fundraising, and service activities  
    • Experience establishing and cultivating relationships among community stakeholders across a variety of sectors, including academe, media, grassroots, and nonprofit  
    • Philanthropy and nonprofit board membership experience


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Ayana McNair, PhD

mail [at] ayanamcnair [dot] com

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