Deandrea Newsome, Regional Field Director (Eastern NC)
Deandrea Newsome has spent most of her professional career working in the community and advocating for equality in North Carolina public policy. As a Fayetteville, NC native she has volunteered in the Cumberland County Teen Court System, been a spokesperson for comprehensive sexual education with Planned Parenthood, Inc., and worked as an intern in the North Carolina General Assembly. She currently works to build and expand the economic and political power of the Black Community in North Carolina through Advance Carolina, a nonprofit organization.
She received her Bachelors of Arts degree in Political Science and a minor in Philosophy with high academic honors from North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University. During her collegiate career she was named an Unsung Hero for the year of 2015, this is the highest campus honor awarded to students and faculty members who go above and beyond for their campus and community. As a student she has also been on the Greensboro local news station speaking on topics such as the appointment of Attorney General Loretta Lynch and the A&T celebration of February One. She pledged Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. as a 2013 Centennial initiate and served her sorority for two years as the 22nd Regional Representative of the South Atlantic Region. In this role she was elected to the second highest position of the region in Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina and the island country of Bermuda.
Deandrea has lead and partnered on many service initiatives focused on education and quality of life. As the town administrator of Spring Lake, NC she worked with Mayor Chris Rey on a Literacy Initiative to have all of the elementary students reading on their appropriate grade level by the fourth grade. As the South Atlantic Regional Representative of Delta Sigma Theta, she raised enough donations to support 150 girls to have quality reproductive education and sanitary napkins for a year. Her efforts along with many others as contributed to the mission of Zana Africa Foundation and helped many Kenyan girls stay in school.
Deandrea takes pleasure in all of the things she does, her mission is to be a role model for youth adolescent.