Shani Drake

Director of Public Engagement & Marketing

Shani Drake is the Director of Public Engagement & Marketing for the National Center for Civil and Human Rights. In these roles, she leads the strategic direction for programming at The Center and heads its marketing efforts. She also leads the Campaign for Equal Dignity as the Campaign Manager. Shani is a career-long marketer. She has worked in the music, telecom, and nonprofit industries. Shani also has experience in the public sector, working to ensure childhood nutrition for children across the state of Georgia. In her role at The Center, Shani seeks to elevate and amplify the voices of the marginalized and uplift the work of civil and human rights defenders. She also strives to move people to action to ensure equal dignity for all. Shani is an Atlanta-native who received her B.A. in English from Spelman College and her M.S. in Marketing from Georgia State University’s J. Mack Robinson College of Business.