Solita Denard is a recent graduate of the School of Social Work at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Before attending UNC, she had the fortunate experience of working within the nonprofit sector and obtaining a wide range of experience in case management, coaching, training, and program development. She also served as an AmeriCorps member for two terms with Public Allies North Carolina. Denard's most recent position as a research assistant has enabled her to explore and write about the field of asset development where public and private organizations are creating strategies for individuals and families to move out of poverty. She hopes to assist organizations that serve low-income communities create sustainable models and outcomes for employees and their clients. Denard graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor's of Arts in Social Work from North Carolina Central University.