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Zaria Karakashian-Jones

North Shore Community College




Zahriyannah is currently a Junior at Tufts University. Aside from being a student at Tufts, she currently works as the manager of program and partnerships at the Brookline Community Foundation a nonprofit organization that uses an equity-based approach to philanthropy. She is also the founder of Grassroots Brookline. Grassroots Brookline is an organization that puts together country-wide diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives including Juneteenth events, PRIDE Marches, and Disability Awareness Walks. These events include educational opportunities to continually support the furtherance of inclusivity in education, workplaces, and communities not only in her hometown of Brookline, Massachusetts but across the nation. With professional experience and volunteer experience with non-profit organizations, diversity advisory committees, and as a Black queer woman she has earned a reputation as a pillar in the realm of diversity, equity, and inclusion capable of bringing about and maintaining true, positive change in her community.

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