Engagement Coach, National Center for Urban Solutions
Alonee Gray a Columbus, Ohio native, who grew up on the Eastside. She is a graduate of The Ohio State University and a Returned Peace Corps volunteer who continues to enlighten others about traveling, living abroad, connecting communities, and bringing awareness to sexual and women's health. She served as a Peace Corps volunteer in WukroMaray, Ethiopia from 2014-2016, focusing on HIV prevention and maternal child health. She has worked with various vulnerable populations educating them on ways to make positive healthy choices, regarding relationships, health, and nutrition. She is a Zora's House Ambassador and YWCA Social Change & Leadership Academy Alumni. Alonee is an advocate for harm reduction in adults for treatment and recovery for substance abuse disorders. She is a certified Chemical Dependency Counselor Assistant. Currently, she serves as an Engagement Coach for the Academy of Urban Scholars, where she assists students in overcoming barriers to help them be successful during the school year. Alonee is also a co-founder of Wine Down Columbus, an event geared towards millennial women serving as a catalyst to encourage networking across industries and self-care for women. She dabbles in visual art production, set design, artist liaison, and styling for New York Fashion Week. With Bermudian roots and an American upbringing, her view of the world is vast. She has a heart of service and will do so in whatever capacity she can to affect the world for the better.