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Our Mission

A more racially-just world through a more racially-just GIS.

We advance intersectional racial justice, equity, and belonging:

  • For all people of the Black and Black African diaspora in the fields of GIS, geography, and STEM
  • For people of all marginalized groups in the world, through the application of GIS, geography and STEM

Our Board of Directors

President, Secretary, Treasurer
Clinton Johnson (he, him, his)
Racial Equity & Social Justice Team Lead, Esri

Board Member
Erica Phillips
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Board Member
Yolanda Richards
Account Manager, Esri

Vice-President
Aisha Jenkins (she, her, ella)
Project Manager, Esri

Director of Marketing
Leslie Fountain
Principal, SixFifty

Board Member
Rhesha Moreau
Esri 

Board Member
Falon Williams
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Director of Research
Jacqueline “Jackie” Scott
Account Manager, Esri

Our Goals

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Professional Networking
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GIS Career Awareness
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Enhance GIS Industry Talent & Offerings
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Building Community Relationships

"With NorthStar, we hope more students will embrace the industry with a community of professionals that want to support and encourage their future career in GIS."

Aisha Jenkins, Leadership, NorthStar
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"We want to create a space where people of African descent and allies in the field of GIS can enrich the opportunities that location intelligence brings to communities around the world."

Clinton Johnson, Founder, NorthStar
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Community Partners

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Blacks United In Leading Technology (BUiLT) Forward International