Lelia is the Vice President of Community Impact at the Maine Community Foundation. She holds a Ph.D. in Sociology from Syracuse University. Dr. DeAndrade was the recipient a postdoctoral fellowship at Harvard University’s Dubois Institute for African and African American Studies. At the Maine Community Foundation, Dr. DeAndrade oversees all competitive grant programs and scholarships, in addition to leading MaineCF’s strategic goal work. Before joining the staff of the Maine Community Foundation, Dr. De Andrade was the Associate Director of the Center for the Prevention of Hate Violence, where she developed and implemented trainings for schools, health professionals and federal and law enforcement agencies across the country. Dr. DeAndrade also taught college for 12 years, including in the Departments of Sociology and Africana Studies at Bowdoin College. Her academic training focused on the dynamics of race, class and gender and research methodologies. She lives in Portland, with her husband, a middle school special education teacher and a teenaged son.
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