Episode 16 – Shanea Nelson, PhD
Community Development Director at Lafayette Consolidated Government
Have you ever wanted to serve your community by working in local government?
This week’s guest never did. In fact, she wanted to steer clear of being involved in any form of politics.
But this week, Dr. Shanea Nelson talks about how her career path challenged her to impact others through the role of Director of Community Development for Lafayette Consolidated Government.
Dr. Nelson also does a GREAT job of really breaking down what this complex department does to help us understand the full scope of what she and her staff do to build up our community.
Dr. Nelson talks about her involvement with the Christiana Smith Alumni Chapter at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette and the Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority.
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