Tamika Francis

Tamika Francis is Executive Director of TheMOVE. She grew up in Jamaica and moved to Boston in 2005, where she immediately found herself at home in Dorchester. She has volunteered and worked with several youth and community development nonprofits in Boston. In her youth, Tamika spent holidays in the countryside with her grandparents, which led to a strong passion for the outdoors and a reverence for traditional and indigenous practices. She earned her BA in Geography from the University of the West Indies in 2003, and her Masters in Sustainable International Development from the Heller School at Brandeis University where she focused on conservation and capacity building.
Favorite Meal: Bún (rice vermicelli with veggies & grilled tofu)