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Porshea Patterson

Chief Experience Officer
Black Nerds Create

Porshèa Patterson Hurst (she/her) is a researcher and writer who uses her experience to interrogate connections between gender, racial, ability, and economic disparities within societal structures like democracy, immigration reform, and fandom. Her educational background includes a master's degree in international educational development from Teachers College, Columbia University and a bachelor's degree in political science from Lincoln University, PA. She channels her work through stints as Research Manager at The Opportunity Agenda; Chief Experience Officer at Black Nerds Create; co-host at For All Nerds; and as a board member of Fandom Forward. Porshéa's writing has appeared in Forbes, These Bewitching Bonds: A Black Girls Create Anthology, Truthout, Nerds of Color, and The Wizard Activist.

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