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Our Mission

A racially-just world through a racially-just geography.

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

Board Member
Yolanda Richards
Account Manager, Esri

Aisha Jenkins (she, her, ella)
Project Manager, Esri

Board Member
Rhesha Moreau

Board Member
Falon Williams

Emeritus Board Members

Emeritus Board Member
Leslie Fountain
Principal, SixFifty

Our Goals

Professional Networking
GIS Career Awareness
Enhance GIS Industry Talent & Offerings
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

Blacks United In Leading Technology (BUiLT) Forward International