Who is Sheena Collier?
Sheena is a superconnector, facilitator, and host. After attending Spelman College in Atlanta, GA, she moved to the Boston area to attend Harvard Graduate School of Education in 2004. She didn’t know anyone or have a network, so she built one. Sheena started & joined organizations, became civically engaged, and hosted events that connected her to lots of different worlds, including education, politics, arts, community organizing, & business. She made connections that changed her life and learned techniques to navigate (and eventually enjoy) the city. This helped her build a supportive community that she now leverages to benefit others.
Sheena loves creating spaces for people to connect. She gets joy from inroducing people to each other, valuable information, or new experiences. After being here for 15 years, she has designed events & workshops for fellow transplants who are constantly sharing their struggles with building connections that make them want to stay; particularly black people who don't find Boston welcoming or easy to navigate. She also hears from native Bostonians that they don't have spaces to connect with others across neighborhoods, sectors, & backgrounds and they, too, are looking for community & experiences that help them enjoy Boston.
Through The Collier Connection (TCC), Sheena is creating a home for content, programming, and physical spaces to enhance the ways that black people experience Boston. TCC is building an ecosystem that connects black people to information, resources, experiences, and each other and teaches you how to -
Find Your Tribe
Activate Your Network
Navigate the City