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Keisha Senter

Former Sr. Associate Director

Keisha Senter joined The Rockefeller Foundation in 2011. As Senior Associate Director, President’s Office, Ms. Senter was responsible for strategic external events and affairs for the Foundation President and led the President’s Discretionary Fund.

Prior to joining The Rockefeller Foundation, Ms. Senter spent the last decade mobilizing the next generation of changemakers, building world-class brands, and providing strategic support to leaders at the highest levels of politics, sports, and philanthropy.

She came to the Foundation from the Clinton Global Initiative, where she was the founding director of the Clinton Global Initiative University, which challenges the next generation of leaders to make commitments to solve some the world’s most pressing challenges. Ms. Senter honed her expertise in youth mobilization efforts through a number of different roles, including Deputy Director of Campus Progress of the Center for American Progress and program director for the Asomugha College Tour for Students. Ms. Senter got her start in politics as an Outreach Liaison for United States Senator Charles E. Schumer in his New York office and as a field organizer for his 2004 re-election campaign.

Ms. Senter holds a master’s degree in International Relations from Dublin City University and a bachelor’s degree from Florida A&M University.

Authored Content

  • Nov 22 2016
    Blog Post Five Minutes with
    Diana Mao
    Five Minutes with… is a blog series, featuring change-makers who through their work, passions, and personal stories have shown a commitment to addressing domestic and global issues.   Diana Mao is the co-founder and president of Nomi Network which works to create economic opportunities for survivors and women at risk of human trafficking. In her ‘Five […] Keisha Senter
  • Sep 27 2016
    Blog Post Five Minutes with
    Kathy Behrens
      Five Minutes with… is a blog series, featuring change-makers who through their work, passions, and personal stories have shown a commitment to addressing domestic and global issues. On the heels of the NBA’s decision not to host the 2016 All-Star Game in Charlotte, North Carolina in response to a state law that eliminated anti-discrimination protections for LGBTQ […] Keisha Senter
  • Apr 28 2016
    Blog Post Transformation Often Begins With a Single Conversation   Throughout my career, I’ve been fortunate to be in rooms with high-level leaders where critical issues are being discussed. Often, I feel a mixture of emotions. First, incredibly inspired by the dynamic ideas that are being shared and eager to do my part to help. But also, a feeling that something, or someone, is […] Keisha Senter
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