Elijah Heyward III

Elijah Heyward III


Chair of Recruitment and Outreach

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Elijah Heyward, III is a PhD candidate in American Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. His research interests include the Gullah culture and the Penn School in Beaufort, S.C. A native of Beaufort, Heyward formerly lived in Washington, D.C., where he directed the Youth Scholar Academy, a nationwide college access program that he created as a Yale President’s Public Service Fellow. Heyward received his bachelor’s degree in history with a minor in leadership studies from Hampton University and his master’s degree in religion from Yale Divinity School. 

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