Dr. Ealy earned her B.S. in education from Auburn University, her M.A. in history from the University of Alabama, and her Ph.D. in the history of moral and political thought from Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Ealy currently serves as president of Thinkitecture Inc., a consultancy that promotes the transformative work of philanthropy and the volunteer sector. She is also the founding chairman and acting C.E.O. of Project K.I.D. Inc., a public charity that provided disaster child care services in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. Dr. Ealy is also a Senior Fellow of the Mercatus Center at George Mason University, a trustee of The Philadelphia Society, and a founding director of Sagamore. At Sagamore, she worked with Scott Truex to evaluate disaster relief efforts, specifically the Volunteer Florida Foundation.