Staff

 

Our office is located at: 

TechTown
440 Burroughs, Suite 205
Detroit, MI 48202
Email: drfp@wayne.edu
Phone: (313) 758-6040

 

Asandi Conner

Director 

asandiconner@wayne.edu

Asandi Conner is a native Detroiter who seeks out opportunities to engage with organizations that uplift her city. With more than 15 years of experience, she has successfully developed and implemented projects and organizational strategies at social impact organizations across metropolitan Detroit, including the YMCA, St. John Providence Health System and Matrix Human Services. As the Director, Asandi collaborates with diverse stakeholders to build a network of doers focused on Detroit's revitalization. She began her undergraduate studies as a journalism student at Wayne State University and later transferred to the University of Phoenix where she received a bachelor's degree in business management.  She earned a Master of Public Administration degree in nonprofit leadership from the University of Michigan-Dearborn. Asandi currently serves on the board of Teen HYPE and the University of Michigan-Dearborn's African American Alumni Affiliate.  This eastside resident is a diehard Detroit Lions fan who enjoys watching Law & Order franchise marathons and listening to house music.

 

 

 

Latina Black

Fellows' Experience Manager

latinamblack@wayne.edu

As the Fellows' Experience Manager for the Detroit Revitalization Fellows, Latina works on leadership development and programing, conducting extensive research on local and national trends in urban development and collaborating with staff to support the design and implementation of the Fellowship's monthly initiatives. Earning her MBA in marketing from Florida A&M University, Latina has forged a career of experiences working in corporate marketing, sales and customer service. She is currently pursuing her Masters in Urban Planning at Wayne State University where she hopes to gain the proficiency needed to bridge the gaps that exists among Detroit's economic, civic and political landscapes.