A native of Columbus, Ohio, Dr. Tanisha M. Jackson recently arrived in Syracuse, NY at the beginning of 2019. She is an alumna of The Ohio State University with a doctorate degree in Art Education, Policy and Administration. Dr. Jackson is the executive director of the Community Folk Art Center and a professor in the department of African American Studies at Syracuse University. Outside of her professional role, Tanisha enjoys engaging with people through community-based arts, traveling, and painting on canvas. She is currently writing a manuscript that highlights the work of contemporary Black women artists whose artwork centers on health, wellness, and social justice.