2020 Conference Speakers

We are so pleased to share with you our Keynote Speakers for the NNSP 2020 Conference

Kyra Atterbury is a Program Director at Need in Deed, a Philadelphia based education non-profit organization .  She manages teacher recruitment and professional development for Need in Deed's city wide teacher network and has nearly 20 years experience in Philadelphia's public education system.  
Prior to coming to Need in Deed, Kyra spent nearly a decade working with students both in and out of the classroom.  She served as a Social Emotional Learning teacher for high school students where she focused on building relationships between students and staff.  She has also served as the Education Director at the National Liberty Museum where she led a staff of educators and wrote curriculum on conflict resolution, the rights and responsibilities of freedom, and heroism in the community.  
Kyra holds a BA in history from Loyola University Maryland and an MA in Public History from Temple University.  In addition, she proudly serves on the Advisory Board of the Rustin Community Change Axis at West Chester University.  

Evan Ehlers is the Founder and Executive Director of Sharing Excess; a movement of students fighting food insecurity both on campus and in the community. In just over 12 months, his nonprofit has delivered more than 115,000 LBS of excess food from grocery stores and restaurants to a network of over 25 hunger relief organizations throughout Philadelphia. Sharing Excess also partners with universities to prevent student food insecurity with meal swipe donation programs and food scholarships.

Evan is a recent graduate of Drexel University, where he studied Entrepreneurship and Innovation, founded his nonprofit, and was later honored as Drexel's 2019 Student of the Year. His work has been featured in numerous publications both locally and nationally, and he now Co-Chair's Philadelphia's Zero Waste - Food Policy Advisory Council.


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