Nia Evans is the Director of the Boston Ujima Project. Nia joined Ujima's executive leadership after serving as a co-founder and Steering Committee member since 2015. Nia is the former Executive Director of the Boston NAACP, where she helped grow the membership and advance the Chapter's Education and Economic Development strategies.

Prior to serving with the NAACP, Evans was an accomplished policy analyst and researcher, with expertise in the fields of education and community development. Evans is a contributing researcher for widely cited education policy briefs, and is co-creator of Frames Debate Project, a multimedia policy debate project that explores the intersections of drug policy, mental health services, and incarceration in Massachusetts. Evans was also a school teacher and arts program founder in Inglewood, CA and served as an administrator at The Harlem School of the Arts. Evans has a B.S. in Industrial and Labor Relations from Cornell University and a Master of Arts in Education Leadership from the Teachers College at Columbia University.

Biography courtesy of the Boston Ujima Project