Rakiesha comes to NPR Digital Services from a professional background working with nonprofits in urban communities. From working as an assistant producer at a local, community-based TV station to serving as a volunteer coordinator and online community coordinator at a nonprofit to freelancing as video editor for local artists, she is focused on how technology can be used to mobilize people and groups towards change. Rakiesha received her BS in Digital Media and Information Systems from Albright College, and a professional certificate in Project Management from Boston University. Her two main responsibilities at NPR Digital Services are providing online streaming support to our customers and guiding stations through the Core Publisher onboarding process.
In her spare time, Rakiesha spends her time reading books, browsing Etsy, and playing video games, going to movie screenings, attending craft beer events and partaking in geekery with her husband.