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Danielle A. Moore-Lewis

  • Ph.D. Student


Originally from Kingston, Jamaica Danielle (Dan) Moore-Lewis is a true believer of, and a testament to, the power of access to resources and support for underrepresented students. Moore-Lewis is currently a graduate researcher with Project SHARPE, and a dual Dean’s Fellow and Race and Inequality Interdisciplinary Doctoral Fellow.

While pursuing her M.Ed. at UVA, Moore-Lewis was a graduate research assistant with the Motivate Lab and assisted with projects examining mindset interventions in community college students. Prior to returning to UVA to begin her doctoral studies, Moore-Lewis worked with the Ron Brown Scholar Program where she supported low-income high achieving Black students through their college journeys; from application to graduation and everything in between.

Moore-Lewis' current research focuses on university reparations and marginalized college student experiences at universities with a history of enslavement and was recently awarded the Johnnie E. Merritt and the Bonnie McKee Mason Clevenger and Daniel W. & RosaLee McKee Mason Fellowships in Education for her doctoral work.


M.Ed., University of Virginia, 2017
B.A., Randolph College, 2015


  • Higher Education Reparations
  • Black First-Generation College Student Belonging
  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Higher Education
  • Black Student Activism