Takia Nelson is a people gatherer who specializes in managing complex projects with an racial equity lens. She has an expansive career that began in Television production and progressed to philanthropy and nonprofit management. Takia brings a wide range of knowledge in program management, strategic planning, facilitation and visual communication.
Takia graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Motion Picture Television and Recording Arts. She is a mother, a Minister and wife of a Pastor. She loves teaching youth and traveling to support the work of the ministry.
What is your favorite form of self-care?
Exploring! I love to wander off to experience new things round me. Whether its on a walk, a local book store or even the supermarket.
What is something that you’re learning about?
I am learning about fermentation. I have tackled yogurt, Kombucha and looking into veggie recipes.
Why do you do what you do?
I was raised by educators and grew up very closely with my maternal grandmother who was also the neighborhhood grandmother. I witnessed women who embodied the term “lift as you grow”. I knew whatever career path I chose, I would strive to make conditions better for the most disenfranchised.