Born in Miami, Florida, Devon Marrett is a dynamic public speaker, writer, community advocate, and entrepreneur. As a former tuba player and Drum Major with the Florida Agricultural & Mechanical University Marching 100 Band, Devon harps on his experiences with hazing from middle school through college to combat this destructive practice. Whether it is through formal academic presentations, group facilitated conversations, or marching band leadership trainings, the message is consistent: halt hazing.
After obtaining the Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology, Devon earned his Masters of Science degree in Community Psychology. As a member of the university’s grant funded Anti-Hazing Research Initiative, he expanded on the work of the National Hazing Study (Allen & Madden, 2008), by examining culturally consistent variables that influence hazing attitudes and exposure among HBCU students.
Through extensive research and practical personal experiences, Devon has been able to spread the message of hazing prevention from a unique perspective to audiences of all ages. The tragic loss of fellow Marching 100 Drum Major Robert Champion, and many other students involved in hazing rituals is the driving force behind this mission.
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