Ebony Staton, a former FIRE program officer, graduated with a B.A. in sociology from Georgetown College in Georgetown, Kentucky, and was the 2000 recipient of the President’s Award. As an undergraduate, Ebony was a chair of the Association of Georgetown Students and president of the Baptist Student Union. She also worked with the Center for Religious Freedom in D.C. to educate the national and local community about religious persecution in Sudan. As a fellow at Princeton Theological Seminary in Princeton, New Jersey, she earned a Master of Divinity degree in 2004 with an emphasis on social theory and womanist and feminist theologies. During graduate school, she was a member of the Women’s Center Board and Black Concerns Council; she was also co-editor of a student literary journal. Prior to joining FIRE, Ebony worked in conjunction with the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office and the Anti-Violence Partnership of Philadelphia to help victim service agencies and faith-based organizations provide more comprehensive services to victims of violent crimes.