What do you get when you combine a social justice educator and a mechanical engineer?

What do you get when you combine a social justice educator and a mechanical engineer? ...no really, what do you get?! We don't actually know yet; and we're constantly trying to figure it out. So please let us know.

Ever since we first met in our condo complex about 4 years ago, we were not only fast friends, but we quickly took our relationship to the next level: we started doing household repair projects together.

Our first project was a bathroom sink and from there we became over confident believing we could fix anything with a Youtube video and the right tools. Even though we've had a few mishaps along the way (we are NOT plumbers), we have managed to get quite a few things done.

While making repairs we usually end up chatting about things we could invent that would be the next BIG thing. We haven't figured that out yet, but we have pulled out the crafting tools and made some cool things here and there.

As a result of pieces we created at a paint night over Zoom, ShopStudio154 was born.

We're excited to see where this takes us!

About Me

       tamia rashima jordan, M.Ed. (linktr.ee/missmia78), is a radical JEDI (justice equity diversity & inclusion) educator who channels her energy into projects that heal the BIPOC (Black & Indigenous & People of Color) community. She grounds her work in Emergent Strategy (a.m. brown), community accountability (Kaba et. al.), healing justice, and transformative justice (G. Boggs et. al.). Currently she serves as the Director of Intercultural Student Affairs at Emerson College located in Boston, Massachusetts.

       Despite living and working in the Greater Boston area for almost 13 years, tamia remains true to her Jersey roots. Originally from Hackensack, NJ - We are the Comets. The mighty mighty Comets - tamia remains a die-hard Yankees and Knicks fan.  

       tamia did her undergraduate work in American Politics and African American Studies at the University of Virginia. Then she went on to receive her M.Ed. in Higher Education Student Affairs Administration from the University of Vermont.  

               In addition to her work at Emerson, tamia serves as the Chair of the Community Council of the Massachusetts Coalition to Prevent Gun Violence; she is currently working on a program for returning citizens with the African American Coordinating Committee comprised of men who are incarcerated at Norfolk MCI; additionally she serves on the production team of the Boston Art & Music Soul Festival (BAMS Fest) and the planning team of Princess Day Boston: a party for little girls of color and their families.

       Also important to note, tamia cannot live without the ocean, all the folx who call her auntie, traveling to countries below the equator, kitty cats, and music.

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