NEWDAY DISTINGUISHED SPEAKER SERIES: T. Morgan Dixon is the Co-Founder of GirlTrek, a groundbreaking three-year-old national nonprofit based in Washington, D.C that inspires and supports African American women and girls to live their healthiest, most fulfilled lives – simply by walking. Through grassroots organizing and award-winning social media campaigns, GirlTrek supports over 50,000 walkers, 500 volunteers and inspires an ever-growing network of 200,000 supporters. They have built partnerships with such companies as Kaiser Permanente, National Park Service and First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move Campaign. With GirlTrek, Morgan has been a featured on CNN, in The Washington Post, The New York Times and named a “Health Hero” by Essence Magazine.
Morgan has received social innovations fellowships from Teach For America (2012), Echoing Green (2013), Ashoka (2014) and the Aspen Institute (2015). Morgan earned a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Southern California, a Master of Education Policy and Leadership at Seton Hall and currently serves on the Boards of Trustees for the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS) and Teach for Haiti.