Revonda Darensbourg


Revonda Darensbourg, MSW, is the core research Program Manager at the Tulane Prevention Research Center (PRC). Her work focuses on the center’s core project Movin’ for LIFE, which seeks to improve the weight status of residents in one New Orleans neighborhood compared to residents of a control neighborhood. Prior to joining the Tulane PRC, Revonda worked for Young Audiences of Louisiana as the ExpandEd Director at McDonogh #32 Literacy Charter School. She worked at Odyssey House of Louisiana as a residential counselor for the women’s and children’s program, providing case management and counseling services. She was also a case manager for Odyssey House’s disaster housing assistance program and program director for its Katrina Aid Today program. Prior to that, she worked for the Sara Mayo Community Mental Health Clinic as a social worker/therapist and the Southwest Mississippi Mental Health Complex as a mental health therapist for children and adults. She earned her Master’s in Social Work from Tulane University, and while in graduate school interned with the Educational Resources and Counseling Center at Tulane University. She received her Bachelor’s of Art in Sociology/Social Work from Alcorn State University in Mississippi. In her spare time, Revonda enjoys playing with her children, gardening, working with Girls On The Run and other volunteer projects.