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Ranita Dawkins

Associate Director of Data and Evaluation
Start Date: December 2021

Role at Book Harvest: Ranita develops strategies to measure progress toward the Book Harvest mission and vision by developing, designing and implementing effective and equitable data collection tools and analyses.

Favorite Children’s Book Right Now: “Cece Loves Science and Adventure” by Kimberly Derting and Shelli R. Johannes, Illustrated by Vashti Harrison

Likes & Loves: Ranita enjoys (almost) anything outdoors including but not limited to camping, hiking, rocking climbing, and gardening. When indoors, her favorite things are bread making, jigsaw puzzles, and reading. Most important, she loves spending time with her siblings!

Community Involvement: Environmental Educators of North Carolina (EENC), American Speech-Language and Hearing Association (ASHA), National Black Speech Language Hearing Association (NBSLHA)

Where she studied: Doctorate in Speech and Hearing Sciences, The University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, September 2021; Master of Arts in Speech-Language Pathology, The Ohio State University, August 2010; Bachelor of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorder, University of Pittsburgh, April 2008

Experience: 12 years of experience as a Speech-Language Pathologist; 4 years of experience in data management and survey development
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