Tahirah Smith

Miami Connected Fellow, Senior Associate


Tahirah is the Miami Connected Fellow, Senior Associate at the Miami Foundation.  Miami Connected is a collective impact initiative focused on ensuring that all students in Miami-Dade County have access to the internet, the skills to make the most of it and accessible pathways to careers in tech. She has devoted her career to promoting equity and access in the areas of education and technology, and she is passionate about ensuring everyone has the skills and tools they need to pursue pathways of opportunity that will allow them to achieve their dreams. Taken together, she envisions a business community that embraces broader economic benefits and more social inclusion.


Prior to joining the Foundation, Tahirah worked at BrainStation Miami where she led the US Career Success Team focusing on job placements, partnership building, and community engagement. Tahirah holds her bachelor’s degree in Business, Economics, and Public Policy and an MBA from Georgetown University. On a separate note, Tahirah enjoys learning and teaching about diversity, equity, and inclusion by traveling – she has been to over 25 countries and counting.

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