Deonté began his role as a Search Analyst with On-Ramps in 2020, bringing experience working in the social sector with a series of mission-driven organizations in the city of Newark, NJ. Prior to On-Ramps, Deonté worked as a Program Associate at My Brother’s Keeper Newark, which was established in 2014 when Newark Mayor Ras Baraka’s office accepted the Call to Action from the National My Brother’s Keeper Alliance. In that role, he organized and coordinated events that focused on community education, advocacy, and stakeholder engagement, and led programming that focused on closing opportunity gaps for boys and young men of color, specifically in the city of Newark, NJ.
Deonté holds a B.A. in Business Management from Morehouse College in Atlanta, GA. Upon graduating undergrad, Deonté moved back to Newark, NJ, where he was born and raised, following a passion for mission-driven work and a deep love for his city. Outside of the office, Deonté is a singer/songwriter and music blogger and will often be found in the studio creating music, consuming the broad context of music from music’s past to music’s present, or singing at his home church. "Where there's music, there he'll be also."