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ViNiceia Carter

Grant Writer
Hometown: Atlanta, GA

ViNiceia has a passion for addressing systemic and social disparities in communities and in the education system. Through her work as an outreach worker and intern at various social service and government agencies, she has worked with and witnessed the challenges of those impacted by disparities in some of the country’s largest institutions.

Prior to working at Elevate, ViNiceia worked as an Admissions Recruiter for the MSW program at University of Maryland, Baltimore. There she created new and grew existing internal and external partnerships and strengthened essential recruitment-related relationships. She also worked with prospective students as they explored the MSW program while assisting in the development of a concrete plan for students to actualize their career in the field of Social Work. Before her time as an Admissions Recruiter, ViNiceia spent five years with General Dynamics Information Technology (GDIT) working as a Project Support Specialist for the Cancer and Prevention Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT). During her time at GDIT, she provided administrative and logistical support for CPRIT’s proposal development, peer review, and grant funding process and assisted applicants as they navigated the peer review and grant process.

ViNiceia holds a Master’s Degree in Social Work from The University of Maryland, Baltimore with a focus in Community Action and Social Policy, and earned her BA from University of Maryland, Baltimore County in Social Work with a minor in Psychology. ViNiceia proudly graduated summa cum laude from the University of Maryland, Baltimore and was a member of the Phi Kappa Phi Honors Society until May 2022.

When ViNiceia is not working, you can find her outdoors hiking with her dog, roller skating, or listening to her favorite podcasts.

What is your hidden talent?

Roller skating! Though, it is more like a hidden hobby than a hidden talent.

What punctuation mark would you be and why?

I would definitely be an exclamation mark because I'm quite an excitable person.

What is your grammatical pet peeve?

Double negatives!

What is your favorite way to spend a Sunday afternoon?

I love spending Sunday afternoon outside with my dog.

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