Marvin Carr

Position: Director, Center for Racial Equity,
Category: Featured speaker

Dr. Marvin D. Carr is a Director at the Center for Racial Equity where he leads the center’s philanthropic efforts focused on creating systems change in the nation's criminal justice system. Before joining Walmart, he worked to advance federal funding and policy making efforts in educational research, community development, workforce development, and diversity and inclusion. He previously served as a Policy Advisor for STEM Education, Innovation and Diversity in the White House during the Obama administration, leading efforts to expand access to high quality education and job opportunities in science and technology. Most recently, Marvin led federal efforts through the nation's public libraries and museums to support formal and informal education and community development research and grantmaking. Marvin earned a Bachelor of Science and a Doctorate in electrical engineering from Morgan State University and a Master of Science degree in systems engineering from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. He is a Bill and Melinda Gates Fellow, a member of the Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc., and a Fellow of The Funders Network’s PLACES for Philanthropy Fellowship program

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