Zakiya Harris

Co-Founder & Chief Education Officer
Hack the Hood

Zakiya Harris is a Cultural Architect, Artist and Educator working at the intersections of entrepreneurship, 21st century education and creative transformation. She is the Co-Founder of nationally recognized projects Impact Hub Oakland, Grind for the Green and Earthseed Consulting. Currently, she is the Chief Education Officer for Hack the Hood a technology program for low-income youth of color and winner of the 2014 Google Impact Challenge. Zakiya also recently served as 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. Applying her performing arts talents as a dancer and musician, Zakiya has taught culturally and creatively-driven classes to students ages 2 to 62.

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