Dr. Evingerlean D. B. Hudson, affectionately known as Dr. Eve™, was raised in beautiful Charlotte, North Carolina by a single mother in a low-socioeconomic household. She went on to become a first-generation college graduate who earned a Ph.D. at the age of 28. Now, she is the Founder and Chief Strategist of Evingerlean Worldwide™—an entity created to empower first-generation college students and graduates across the globe.
As an international speaker, podcast host, and author she’s touched thousands through her work. A few of her past audiences include Cornell University, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, The Ohio State University, 1vyG, Africa’s Young Entreprener’s, Women Empower X, SocialKnowbility, The United Negro College Fund, and National TRIO Programs. With close to 100k downloads and in more than 85 countries, Dr. Eve’s show, The First-Gen Lounge, inspires, empowers, and uplifts first-generation graduates as they navigate life and entrepreneurship. Her publications have helped transform the lives of thousands of first-generation college students and graduates. Further, she has been featured across several media outlets Voyage MIA, Creating Your Seat at the Table, The Pedestal Project, and Minding My Black Business.
Dr. Eve holds degrees from Shaw University (the oldest HBCU in the South) and The University of Southern Mississippi and is a part of both alumni associations. She is a proud member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. and also serves on the steering committee for The Black-Gen Collective and Board of Directors for FLIP National. In her spare time, Dr. Eve enjoys mentoring, reading, research, traveling, food tasting, cuddling with her chocolate lab (Maxwell Alexander), and adventures with her best friend and life partner, Dr. James M. Hudson.