Takiyah Franklin serves as a core member of the Othering & Belonging Institute faculty research clusters and program teams, supporting cluster research and Othering & Belonging Institute program activities. Takiyah works with the Associate Director and Institute staff to provide direct coordination, program development, and administrative support to both plan for and organize cluster and Institute project activities and agendas.
In addition to project and program management, Takiyah serves as the 2019-2020 Chair of the Black Faculty and Staff Organization, a professional development organization under the executive sponsorship of the Division of Equity and Inclusion. She previously co-designed the HR Organizational Management for Equity and Inclusion professional development module for senior leaders on campus. Further, Takiyah is a representative on the UC Berkeley Coalition for Ethnic Staff Organizations (CESO).
Takiyah served on the program committee to launch the Institute’s leadership development program for racial justice and equity leaders in the US and South Africa under the Atlantic Fellows for Racial Equity (AFRE) Program.
Prior to joining the Othering & Belonging Institute Takiyah worked as a Graduate Advisor for the Department of Sociology at UC Berkeley and as a program coordinator for the McNair Scholars Program at California State University, East Bay. She is a proud alumna of Dillard University (HBCU). She also earned a master’s degree in African-American studies from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Takiyah is a vocal performing and recording artist, and a mother of 3 beautiful children.