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Past Events - Deesha Dyer

On January 23, 2020 Leaders in Lowell was honored to host former White House Social Secretary Deesha Dyer at the Richard and Nancy Donahue Family Academic Arts Center. Originally from Philadelphia, Deesha was the Obama Administration’s Social Secretary, "responsible for the planning, coordination, and execution of official social events at the White House". In her time with the Obama Administration, she planned state visits, official ceremonies, private events, and numerous other functions on the White House campus. In 2014, Dyer founded a "non-profit organization empowering teen girls through global education and travel". Throughout the evening Deesha shared a variety of stories, both humorous and more serious, detailing her life and career leading to, during, and after her time at the White House, as well as how she personally managed all the stress and tried to maintain a happy and healthy personal life. From hip-hop writing to organizing a 12,000 person event for the Pope, Deesha was engaging, informative, inspirational to all who attended to follow their heart and do what’s best for both themselves and for those around them.

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