Delvin Davis makes his living as a Regional Policy Analyst for the Southern Poverty Law Center, where he continues to pursue his lifelong dream for a fairer and more equitable society.
The son of educators and the older brother of Naval Scientist Marcus Davis, Delvin grew up in a household where education was at the forefront of his life.
Academically gifted, Delvin did not graduate from Plymouth High School alongside his peers.
Rather, he attended public high school for around two years until his junior year before placing into the North Carolina School of Science and Math in Durham.
“It was a school that was for the academically gifted students from all across the state,” Davis says. “You have to apply to get in there and if you are chosen, you have to move down there to Durham where you have to live on campus for the last two years of high school.”
Davis went on to graduate from the school in 1995 and from there he attended Chapel Hill University where he pursued a BA in Public Policy Analysis in 1999. He later graduated from the facility with a MA in Public Administration in 2002 before moving on to work for a number of nonprofit organizations.
Perhaps the most significant of those nonprofits was the Center for Responsible Lending, an economic justice organization that performed research that influenced financial institutions, elected officials and other organizations to help consumers navigate the economic system and come out on top...
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