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Tariq Draine (He/Him)

Site Director for Morehouse College

Tariq Draine serves as the Site Director for Morehouse College.Tariq is a first generation college student and 2-time alumnus of The University of Alabama where he earned his B.S. in Marketing and M.A. in Higher Education Administration. His commitment to serving first generation college students and underrepresented communities is broadly displayed in areas of his previous work and daily interactions.
At the University of Alabama , Tariq served as a Program Manager and Career Advisor to Arts and Science collegiate majors aiding them in their personal and professional development as it relates to the workforce. During his tenure there he also worked with the First Year Experience and Retention Initiative Office to establish a program geared to easing the transition to a predominantly white institution for African American and Hispanic males.
Tariq is passionate about social justice and reversing the negative pipelines working against the pure work being done in the education system. Outside of his servant leadership, Tariq enjoys putting forth time into agriculture, music, and fellowshipping with family and friends.

Other Team Members

  • Elena Mateus

    Associate Manager of Marketing and Communications SMASH


  • Briana Floyd

    Digital Partnerships Manager SMASH
  • LaDana Reid

    Development Officer SMASH
  • Kristina de Silva

    Development Manager SMASH