Andrea L. Dobynes was born in Petersburg, VA but graciously considers herself as a proud product of the Blackbelt spending most of her childhood in historic Marion, Alabama. Ms. Dobynes is a two time alumnus of The University of Alabama earning a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies and a Master of Arts in Gender and Race Studies. She is currently preparing for law school at Southern University Law Center. Professionally speaking, Ms. Dobynes has proven she knows her way around the classroom serving as an adjunct instructor at The University of Alabama from 2014-2017. In 2017, Ms. Dobynes transitioned to secondary education at Francis Marion School as an English teacher earning the honor of the 2017-2018 Educator of The Year. Ms. Dobynes also taught in Hale County and Selma City Schools. In her spare time, Andrea enjoys spending time with her family, writing poetry, mentoring youth, and traveling. Her commitment to the community includes but is not limited to voter registration drives, food pantry projects, and literacy promotion amongst other avenues to better the Blackbelt. Ms. Dobynes is a proud member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, Tuscaloosa Chapter of NAACP, and The National] Federation of the Blind.
Social media handles: @LegendaryDrea on all platforms excluding LinkedIn/Facebook. There I can be listed as Andrea L. Dobynes.