AASD Staff

Takiyah Jackson
Interim Director


Takiyah Jackson is a Seattle native who has been passionately involved in her community for over 15 years through education, community engagement, and athletics.  Through her diverse range of work, she is known as a whole-person advocate and uses holistic development as the foundtion of her work.  Her most recent work in education includes state policy work, comprehensive counseling and guidance programming, social-emotional program development, career readiness planning, and professional development facilitation.  Takiyah also puts on charity benefits and projects in her community.  She has worked with various communities to provide resources for students and families.  In 2012, She was appointed by Washington State Governor Christine Gregoire to the Washington State Professional Educator Standards Board and re-appointed for a second term by Governor Jay Inslee in 2014.  In her gubernatorial appointment, her work included regulatory policy-making and oversight of Washington’s system of educator preparation, certification, continuing education and assignment, program implementer of legislatively mandated programs, advocate for policy, programs and resources for students and educators, and strategic advisor to the Governor, the Legislature, and the Superintendent of Public Instruction.  Takiyah graduated from UCLA in the year 2000 and received her Master’s Degree in Education and Counseling from Seattle Pacific University in 2003.  In 2009 she received her National Board Certification in Counseling.  Takiyah was also a member of the UCLA women’s basketball team that won the Pac-10 championship and made it to the NCAA tournament’s elite eight in 1999.

As the Interim Director of African-American Student Development, Takiyah will lead programming and management for African American Student Development and for the Fannie Lou Hamer Black Resource Center.  She will be working between the African American Student Development Office and the Fannie Lou Hamer Black Resource Center.  Please feel free to check her bCal to connect with her or email her at takiyah.jackson@berkeley.edu for any inquiries.


Student Staff Leads

JeanClaude Dorsanivil

Financial Coordinator 

Tashya Jones

Program Logistics Coordinator

Ausjia Perlow

Program Logistics Coordinator

Brianna Rogers

Transfer Coordinator 

Sarah Ferguson

Public Relations and Promotions Specialist 


Student Interns