Our Team

Meet the individuals who are passionate about making a difference in our community through mentoring

SHAKIA KIRKSEY

Assistant Director of College Readiness, OnTrack, UIF

shakia.kirksey@uif.org
Shakia has worked in college access in Philadelphia and North Carolina for the past five years. She received a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from UNC-Chapel Hill and a Master’s of Education in Urban Education from Temple University. As a first-generation, low-income college graduate, Shakia understands the difficulty of preparing for, attending, and completing a post-secondary education. Through both professional and personal experience, Shakia aspires to help students envision their futures by motivating and equipping them with the confidence and knowledge necessary for life beyond high school. She’s excited about impacting students through OnTrack—both online and in workshops.