Donna Davis

Program Manager
Tyson Foods

Donna Davis is a program manager of Upward Academy at Tyson Foods, an on-site, adult education program providing ESL, high school and citizenship classes for front-line team members across 32 states. Prior to co-creating Upward Academy, Donna was Director and Research Specialist for the Cisneros Center for New Americans. Dr. Davis has a PhD in Environmental Dynamics with a focus on climate change and climate-induced migration from the Marshall Islands, and teaches university-level classes in Sustainability in Business, Environmental Sociology and Rural Sociology. She brings passion and experience in teaching, migration and immigration studies, social entrepreneurship, and building social programs from the ground up. Donna was raised in Northwest Arkansas, where she recently helped open a refugee resettlement site. In her free time, Donna loves listening to live music with her musician husband and daughter and adding to her ever-growing stack of must-read books.

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