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The Ambassador Board

Keisha Jackson – Microsoft

Chair of Alumni Engagement, Past President

Serving since 2016

My parents both served in the US Army and I was born in Ft. Bragg, NC. As a young child, I lived in Frankfurt, Germany and in the Bay Area, before moving to Washington when my family was stationed at Ft. Lewis. After my parents retired from the Army, I lived in Tacoma until I left my family home for college. I earned my Bachelor of Arts in Communication and Sociology from Western Washington University.  After graduating from college I worked at College Success Foundation (CSF) for several years as Program Associate for the College and Alumni Services Department providing college to career programming and events for underrepresented youth including minorities, foster youth, and those from low income backgrounds. After leaving CSF I worked at Seattle University in the Division of Student Development for two years while I earned my Master of Arts in Student Development Administration. After graduate school, I was the Assistant Director of the Consulting and Business Development Center at the University of Washington Foster School of Business for three years. In that role, I managed programs and student-led consulting projects designed to engage, support, and grow small businesses owned by women and minorities across Washington State in the areas of management and leadership development, access to money, and expanding to new markets. Much of my professional career and community volunteerism has involved working with underrepresented students in the college to career pipeline. Here is the link to an AWESOME article that the Seattle Times featured me in during a Seattle U 125th anniversary campaign!

In 2018, after 11 years of working in non-profit services and higher education, I joined Microsoft as Digital Communities Manager with the One Commercial Partner organization. In this role, I work on a team that markets Microsoft’s products and services to over hundreds of thousands of businesses (small, medium, and enterprise) aka “partners” that build their businesses off Microsoft technology.

In additional to serving with the Treehouse Ambassadors Board for the past four years I have served on:

  • the CSF Board of Directors (2014-2016)
  • as Education Chair for the Leadership Team of the Women of Seattle University Alumni Chapter (1016-2018);
  • as an advisory council member of Boyer Children’s Clinic (2018-2020)
  • as an advisory board member of the UW Consulting and Business Development Center (2019-present) and
  • as I was appointed by City Council as a commissioner for the City of Seattle Women’s Commission (2014-2020)