Kiesha Moodie

Director, Social Innovation

Kiesha is currently a Director of Social Innovation at StartUP FIU. In this role, she identifies opportunities to expand capacity and access to social innovation. She recently served as the Managing Director, Alumni and Community Engagement for Teach For America (TFA), a national non-profit working to eliminate educational inequality in America, in south Florida. In that capacity, Kiesha worked to build a talent pipeline and leadership development programming across various sectors for a growing alumni base. Kiesha has pioneered initiatives to promote the value of education, community engagement, and social innovation while fostering partnerships with universities, school districts, foundations, and startup companies. Her worked has helped to create jobs and connections that support a growing economy.

Kiesha earned her B.A. in Business Administration from Florida State University, and her M.Ed. in Educational Leadership at Lamar University in Beaumont, Texas. She studied at the Achievement Gap Institute at Harvard University. Kiesha is a published author on topics related to education, design thinking, and community engagement. She was also most recently featured in NewsOne’s educational documentary, “Saving Tomorrow, Today”, which highlighted urban educational solutions from leaders across the country. Kiesha is also part of the TechStars Global Community and serves as a Global Facilitator for Startup Weekend.