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Takara T. Pierce

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Co-Founder & Managing Partner

Takara (she/her) is a Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Black Alder. Having led communications and digital strategies for various electoral, decarceral, and issue-based campaigns, she is passionate about building narrative power for social change. 

She formerly served as  Communications Director for Dream Defenders, a Black-woman-led social justice organization advancing a new vision of safety in the state of Florida. 

Having also served as a Digital Organizing Manager, Takara has created and executed digital campaigns that reached millions of people online across several issue areas. She is well-versed in the development of digital advertising strategy, SMS strategy, email marketing, social media strategy, and more.

Prior to her time at Dream Defenders, she served in communications-related roles at The Ohio State University’s Office of Diversity and Inclusion, West Virginia Innocence Project, and West Virginia University’s Office of University Relations.

Takara holds a BA in philosophy and public relations, an MA in communications studies, and an MS in data marketing communications.