Kevonia Adamson serves as a Transition/Employment specialist for Easterseals of the Birmingham area. She leads our new Virtual Career Exploration program as the Technology Instructor. This exciting new program allows students to explore potential careers using virtual reality through Oculus technology. Kevonia has always had a keen sense of technology and is excited to grow and expand this new opportunity for high school students. Born and raised in Birmingham, Alabama, she discovered her passion for community service and servant leadership in high school while volunteering for YouthServe Birmingham. She continued her service work well into college while attending Berea College as a Bonner Scholar and working in CELTS, the Center for Excellence in Learning Through Service. During these years, she developed a close relationship with her mentor and adopted grandfather, who was born blind, and at that time, a retired professor from Berea’s African American studies department; his mentorship ignited her passion for diversity, inclusivity, and disability awareness.
In 2009 her daughter, Brenlei, was diagnosed with cerebral palsy. The diagnosis was overwhelming, but this fight made them stronger and awakened a desire of advocacy and awareness for others. Right after college, Kevonia stepped into the nonprofit world by serving as an Americorps member at the YWCA of Central Alabama for three years. In her time outside of Easterseals she is a published children’s book author, creative content creator, and small business entrepreneur who enjoys empowering others by helping them build their small businesses. Her personal motto is: “The Best is Yet to Come!”