Ebony Tyler is a Flatbush, Brooklyn native who graduated from Midwood High School at Brooklyn College in 1995. Immediately after high school, she headed off to Norfolk State University. After one year, she transferred to the University of Maryland Eastern Shore, where she graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Rehabilitation Services. Ebony’s experience at UMES is foundational to who she is and the passion she brings to her work. After graduating from The University of Maryland Eastern Shore in 1999, Ebony earned a Master’s Degree in Education from Hofstra University. She has held the designation of a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor since 2001. Ebony has 20 years in public education, where she worked in various roles as a vocational rehabilitation counselor, learning-to-work coordinator, a youth counselor, and a community engagement manager, serving students who have disabilities, students who are under-credited, and students with LGBTQIA+ identities. Ebony’s specialty is coordinating activities for students that prepare them for life post-high school as it relates to education, employment, and independent living. Ebony is skilled in vocational counseling, internship development, job placement, facilitating workshops, coaching special education teachers, and designing and facilitating professional development programming in youth career development. Ebony is currently the Executive Director of Liberated Success, a youth career development nonprofit, where she creates career development programs for organizations and schools. It is her goal to fill an information gap for young people and families as it relates to career development. Through intentional career exploration activities, mentoring, and leadership development, Liberated Success ensures that students have the tools to make a liberated career choice. Ebony is a mom of two teenage sons, a yoga enthusiast, an avid gardener, and a lover of plants, brunch, HBCUs, and Caribbean Beaches. At the Aspen Institute Science & Society Program, she is an administrator of the youth initiative, Our Future Is Science, connecting science and social justice.
Science & Social Justice Advisor, Science & Society
Executive Director of Liberated Success