Keiah L. Shauku
Keiah works closely with the Open4 program management team which operates the Open4 program on behalf of its funders. She serves as the primary day-to-day contact for funders, partners, program management team members, Open4-supported national consultants, and all other stakeholders. Her responsibilities include managing relationships with current and potential Open4 grantees; regularly engaging with grantees to monitor progress against milestones; convening funders, grantees, and other stakeholders to facilitate collaboration and report on progress; and managing multiple external consultants.
She brings with her a decade of experience in community outreach, diverse community engagement, partnership cultivation, program development and organizational leadership. She most recently served as Director of Outreach and Community Relations at Urban Avenues, a not-for-profit collective located in Birmingham, Alabama and prior to that as an Educational Program Developer in Jefferson County, Alabama.
Keiah earned a B.A. in International Studies with a minor in Communications and Computer Science from the University of Alabama at Birmingham and served as a Korean Crypto Linguist in the U.S. Army. She is fluent in Korean and proficient in Spanish. Her awards include the Army Good Conduct Medal, 2017 Vulcan Servant Leader Award, 2018 TechBirmingham Game Changer Award and she was a City of Birmingham 2019 StrongHer Honoree. Keiah now resides in her hometown of Buffalo, NY.