Zakiya has been involved in community development and education for 15 years and has worked in public schools, non-profits and corporations. Currently the Vice President of Training & Resources for The Expectations Project, Zakiya helps faith rooted organizations strategically address education equity through advocacy. Zakiya also writes, speaks and consults in the intersections of spiritual formation, racial justice and African American culture. Her most recent essay “Responding to the War on Black Bodies” was published in Leaven, a journal of Christian ministry out of Pepperdine University.
Named one of the 33 Millennials leading the next generation of the Christian faith by Christianity Today, Zakiya has engaged church leadership since she was in college. Zakiya currently loves making excessively healthy smoothies, living in Washington DC and following the wisdom of activist bae Bryan Stevenson.