tamia rashima Jordan, M.Ed. is an educator, event planner, blogger, and social justice activist. Professionally she serves as Director of Student Activities at Berklee College of Music. Outside of Berklee tamia channels her energy into inmate justice and education work.
tamia serves in an advisory to capacity to MusicXChange Ghana and the Boston Art Music Soul (BAMS) Festival. Additionally she is a volunteer project coordinator for President Obama’s national My Brother’s Keeper initiative and a student volunteer coordinator for Boston University’s Prison Education program. Most recently tamia has stepped into the role of director of strategic partnerships and educational initiatives with the “We Can’t Breathe” political action committee.
Originally from Hackensack, NJ, tamia has an M.Ed. in Higher Education Student Affairs Administration from the University of Vermont and a B.A. in Government and African American Studies from the University of Virginia.
As an educator she has worked in orientation and first-year experience programs, student activities and student leadership development, social justice education, community service programs, and is a certified StrengthsQuest mentor and advisor.
tamia has been a professional event planner in a variety of contexts since 2001. It was then that she began her professional career planning workshops and conferences throughout the USA and Canada for the National Association of College Auxiliary Services. Additionally she’s advised students in concert and outdoor festival production having produced a number of shows featuring regional and national performers as well as variety of major speakers.
In her writing tamia is most interested in the intersections of pop culture, race, politics, & social class. You may view of her pieces in The Vermont Connection, a higher education journal (p32).