Jada Lewis, Executive Director and Vice President
Jada Lewis is the Executive Director of City Year Baton Rouge, leading the organization through its strategic growth plan with the goal of providing more tutors and mentors to the students of Baton Rouge who are struggling to get back on track to high school graduation.
A native of Lafayette, Louisiana, Jada served as Assistant Dean for Diversity at LSU in the College of Engineering. She is also serving her first term as an elected member of the Louisiana Board of Elementary and Secondary Education representing District 8, which is composed of fourteen parishes and seventeen school districts in Louisiana. Prior to joining the LSU College of Engineering, she held positions as a Regional Technical Advisor for the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality and as an Operations Planning Engineer for the Shell Motiva Convent Refinery.
Jada received a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from LSU and also has a Master's degree in Government with dual concentrations in Law and Public Policy and Public Administration from Regent University. Jada is recognized throughout Baton Rouge and Louisiana as a thought leader and in education policy and a subject matter expert in the area of diversity and inclusion in Science, Technology. Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Education and Workforce strategy. She is a graduate of the Baton Rouge Area Chamber's Leadership Program and was selected as one of Baton Rouge's Business Report's "Forty under 40." She is passionate about inspiring and mentoring students and young professionals and continues to devote her time and resources to developing the next generation of leaders.