An international speaker and award-winning author, Dr. De’Andrea (deon-dria) Matthews is a National Diversity Council Certified Diversity Professional (NDCCDP) which she uses to advance diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility (DEIA) locally, regionally and around the globe. Dr. Matthews currently serves as the vice president of diversity and community engagement for the Detroit Zoological Society (DZS). She is a member of the National Diversity Council, The Authors Guild and the Black Speakers Network.