Ra’Shaun Nalls

Director of Community Engagement
Office of Diversity and Inclusion

Ra’Shaun Nalls has served as the director of community engagement at Harvard Chan since 2015.  Previous to his current role, Ra’Shaun was a program manager for an adolescent sexual health program (Peer Leadership Institute) at the Boston Public Health Commission.  His professional background includes working with Boston-area community-based organizations for more than 15 years, with an emphasis on youth development and community organizing. He has been acknowledged for his community service by the Action for Boston Community Development (ABCD), the Boston Foundation, Boston Police Department, Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office, and the Harvard Youth Violence Prevention Center.

Ra’Shaun holds a Master’s in Public Administration and a Bachelor of Arts in Community Studies, both from the University of Massachusetts Boston. He is currently a higher educational doctoral student and his research interests include community-academic partnerships and service-learning. He also coaches youth basketball and soccer.

Email Ra’Shaun at rnalls@hsph.harvard.edu