Sandra J. Evers-Manly grew up in Pittsburg, California and currently resides in Washington, DC. She is a sought-after speaker in the areas of diversity and inclusion, corporate responsibility, ethics and images in the media.

She has a strong commitment to working with young people to get them excited about education, especially science, technology, engineering, and mathematics; along with a comparable, enduring and demonstrative passion for keeping the arts alive in schools across the country.

Ms. Evers-Manly has received national recognition by numerous organizations for her commitment to the community, education, and working to increase diversity in front of and behind the scenes in Hollywood and helping to bring attention to the impact of gang violence.

She loves to tell people how she was raised by her mother's favorite words from the letter "L", and how they shaped how she lives today by words from her favorite letter "C". Character, Compassion, Conviction, Care, Commitment, Certain, Complete and Cherish to name a few.