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Meet Our Staff

Mesha Byrd

Mesha Byrd


As the Network Manager, Mesha serves as the eyes and ears of the Community Team. Through project teams and other touchpoints, Mesha actively listens for challenges partners are facing and engages with their needs to provide resources that will inform and progress their work.

Mesha’s career thus far has been centered around bridging the gap between institutions and communities through civic and community engagement efforts. Before joining Beyond100K Mesha served as the Government Outreach Lead at Democracy Works, where she partnered with election officials to build and institute technology to increase voter engagement in their respective communities.

Mesha has a master’s degree in nonprofit management from the New School and a B.B.A in regional economic development from Georgia Southern University.

Why did you join Beyond100K?

I’m passionate about addressing systemic challenges through participatory engagement strategies and tools. Joining Beyond100K gave me the opportunity to flex my skillset as a Community Engagement Practitioner to positively shift the realities and circumstances of students, teachers, and the STEM education system overall. There is incredible power in community and possibility in collaboration. I find great joy in contributing to opportunities that position our community of STEM educators, practitioners, and enthusiasts to connect, explore, and re-imagine.