Jada Wright-Greene is an avid museum activist, author, and a lover of history. She has a passion for revitalizing and bringing awareness to the African-American museum culture with a goal of diversifying the museum field. That passion led her to become the founder editor and publisher of Heritage Salon, the only magazine devoted to African-American museums, historic sites/homes and cultural institutions. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Bethune-Cookman University, a Master’s degree in Urban & Regional Planning and a Certificate in Museum Studies making her the 1st African-American to complete the Museum Studies program at Michigan State University.
In the summer of 2015 Jada earned dual Masters degrees in Museum Studies and Nonprofit Management from Johns Hopkins University.
Mrs. Wright-Greene has worked in the nonprofit sector with museums and arts organizations since 1995. She is becoming increasingly known for her commitment and knowledge about the African-American museum culture, arts education community engagement and outreach. Jada has been featured in several publications including; The African American Experience (American Historic Places) and Mary McLeod Bethune in Florida, Bringing Social Justice to The Sunshine State. She has served as a keynote speaker, panelist and lecturer on the topic of arts education, museums and diversity at several conferences, universities and museums including: Houston Museum of African American Culture, Association of African American Museums, Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History and Bethune Cookman University to name a few.
She has been profiled on The Root.com as one of 8 Hot Causes for Black Philanthropists and was named one of Michigan's Phenomenal Women by Michigan Women's Forum in 2011. She has received several awards & fellowships including the 2009 National Arts Strategies Leadership Fellow, 2014 Diversity Fellowship for the American Alliance of Museums Conference and named one of the Top 40 Under 40 Top Alumni at Bethune-Cookman University in 2015. Jada has been featured in several blogs and podcasts including Black Gives Back, Speak Art Loud, Museum 2.0, Black Girl Nerds and Black Southern Belle. She holds membership in several organizations including the Texas Association of Museums, American Alliance of Museums, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. and is a Johns Hopkins University Alumni Ambassador in the Museum Studies department.
Jada is an engaging speaker who encourages and inspires with her story. Audiences immediately feel the burning fire for change in the museum field as she eloquently shares her passion for the museum industry. She empowers audiences to pursue their passion with her determination and persistence. If you are interested in booking Jada for your future event, please send your request to: firstname.lastname@example.org