PROGRAM MANAGER, SISTERS IN MOTION
Adia James serves as the Program Coordinator for Sisters in Motion at Black Women for Wellness.
Adia was born and raised in Alabama. There her grandmother, a retired nurse, played a significant role in her upbringing and instilled in her a passion for equitable healthcare.
She graduated from Pomona College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Gender and Women’s Studies on the pre-medical track. She has conducted substantial academic research relating to the quality of reproductive healthcare that Black women receive and the public’s perception of Black American mothers. Over the summers, she worked and volunteered with groups that encouraged Black youth to use bicycles responsibly and to engage in outdoor activities. Adia’s research interests include Black women’s health, gender dynamics in the Black community, and Black traditional methods of healing. Her interests include reading, biking, kayaking, longboarding, and skiing, as well as keeping in touch with family in the South.