Meet Akyra Davis!
Hello! I’m Akyra Davis and am excited to be a part of WABA as the Events and Partnerships Coordinator. I am moving to DC from St. Louis, MO and can’t wait to start exploring the DC area.
Before coming to WABA I worked at a nonprofit in the Grand Center Arts District in St. Louis to continue improvement in safety, development and programming in the area. While there, I got the chance to meet and interact with residents and visitors to figure out what issues were important to them to keep the neighborhood thriving. I also helped plan events that highlighted the historic and unique characteristics of the area. Prior to joining that team I worked as an onsite events coordinator for corporate events. I traveled over 260 days a year to locations worldwide to operate incentive trips, business meetings and conferences. On top of the travel, another fun perk of that job was getting to experience the various entertainment options brought in for the events.
While events have been my passion for a long time, I am most excited to dig into the partnership side of my role. I am looking forward to using this as a way to navigate, learn, and connect with people in DC. I also like the challenge of showing different organizations how the work WABA does is relevant to their business and organizations in ways they may not have realized.
In my free time my favorite thing to do is travel. It is the best way for me to learn about people, culture and food. My favorite place to travel is Italy (I lived in Rome for 2 years while getting my MBA) but some of my most memorable trips were to Japan, South Africa, and Israel. I also enjoy a true crime podcast or documentary and can spend hours listening, watching or reading these stories. I’ve learned to balance the sometimes gruesome details with hours of Bravo reality shows.
Be sure to register for one of our upcoming rides this year so I can meet the extended WABA family!