Social Change Strategist
Management Consulting | San Francisco Bay Area, US
Zakiya Harris is a Social Change strategist, educator, and artist. She works at the intersections of entrepreneurship, environmental education & creative transformation. Zakiya is a co-founder of the nationally recognized projects Impact Hub Oakland, Grind for the Green, Hack The Hood, Earthseed Consulting, and a Fellow of Green For All and Bold Food.
As a programming strategist for Impact Hub Oakland, she facilitates getting support and scholarships to mission driven entrepreneurs dedicated to accelerating possibilities for a better world. She is also a Co-Founder of Hack the Hood, a technology program for low income youth of color heralded by Google and featured in Essence Magazine.
Zakiya was recently appointed Director of the Bay Area Hive Learning Network, a regional laboratory that brings together educators, technologists and mentors to design innovative, connected educational experiences for youth. In addition, she is retained as a consultant by a diverse set of leaders managing programs where culturally relevant education and cross sector collaboration are seen as assets.
Zakiya’s twelve years of experience in arts and equal access movements includes a combination of management, teaching and presenting at Green Festivals, Tedx Denver Education, Global Exchange and the Youth Leadership Institute, Toyota Motors, Inc., the US Department of Agriculture, the US Department of State Bureau of Cultural & Educational Affairs and the NAACP National Convention. She served as the first African-American Regional Director of the San Francisco Green Festival, received the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights Future Leaders award. She also recently accepted the Tutorpedia Foundation Award for Personalizing Education.
Zakiya holds a B.A. in Political Science and History from Rutgers University, and attended New College of Law before leaving to pursue her lifelong passion of changing the world.