Majora Carter

Visiting Lecturer, Keller Center; Owner, Boogie Down Grind

Majora is a MacArthur Fellow, Peabody Award winning broadcaster, and has 7 honorary PhDs in addition to accolades from organizations as diverse as the Center for American Progress, News Corp, the Eleanor Roosevelt Society, Goldman Sachs, BusinessInsider, and the Municipal Arts Society among many many others.

She has served on the Boards of the US Green Building Council, The Andrew Goodman Foundation, Solar One, and The Wilderness Society.

She is quoted on the walls of Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture: "You don't have to move out of your neighborhood to live in a better one," which is also the subtitle of her new book, Reclaiming Your Community.

She is a real estate developer & consultant who still lives in the South Bronx neighborhood where she grew up, and is also the owner of the Boogie Down Grind - which was named Best Cafe in NYC by TimeOut NY and won an AlFresco NY Award for excellence in outdoor seating in 2021.