Mentor List

Keisha Jackson

Jackson, Keisha

Job Title: Philanthropies Business Program Lead
Company: Microsoft
Industry: Technology
Mentor Since: Fall 2020
Will Mentor: Early Career MBA, Graduate Students, Undergrad Students

Job Description

Lead a regional team for the Microsoft Philanthropies Equitable Computer Science TEALS Program. Technology Education and Literacy in Schools (TEALS) is a Microsoft Philanthropies program that builds sustainable CS programs in high schools. We focus on serving students excluded from learning CS because of race, gender, or geography. TEALS helps teachers learn to teach CS by pairing them with industry volunteers and proven curricula. 

Company Description

Microsoft Corporation, commonly known as Microsoft, is an American multinational technology corporation which produces computer software, consumer electronics, personal computers, and related services headquartered at the Microsoft Redmond campus located in Redmond, Washington, United States.

Employment History

  • Organization: Microsoft Corporation
    Location: Redmond, WA
    Role: Business Program Lead, Philanthropies, 02/2021-present
    Role: Digital Community Manager, One Commercial Partner, 03/2018 – 02/2021
  • Organization: University of Washington – Foster School of Business
    Location: Seattle, WA
    Role: Assistant Director, Consulting & Business Development Center 03/2015 – 03/2018

  • Organization: Seattle University
    Location: Seattle, WA
    Role: Coordinator, Off-Campus Student Life 08/2012 – 06/2014

  • Organization: College Success Foundation
    Location: Issaquah, WA
    Role: Program Associate, Career & Alumni Services 04/2007 – 08/2012


• Master of Arts, Student Development Administration, Seattle University
• Bachelor of Arts, Sociology and Communication, Western Washington University

Mentoring Objectives & Scope

My focus in mentorship is to connect authentically with each student and build trust and rapport, and then understand the educational and professional goals and utilize my network and experience to help the student develop as a degree-seeking person and professional.

When and where do you hold meetings with your students?

Via Microsoft Teams and/or at various coffee shops 

Additional Information

Much of my professional career and community volunteerism has involved working with underrepresented students in the college to career pipeline. Below is the link to an AWESOME article that the Seattle Times featured me in during the Seattle U 125th anniversary campaign!