Nasitta Keita

Position title: Graduate Student Project Assistant

Nasitta Keita, M.A. is an Education Graduate Research Fellow and doctoral student in Counseling Psychology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison where she studies individual, communal, and structural factors that influence the career and educational experiences of Black people. Originally from Madison, WI, Nasitta earned her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Educational Policy, and Educational Services at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology at the University of Missouri-Columbia.

Previously, Nasitta worked as a career counselor for the University of Missouri’s Career Center, a Research Specialist at the Institute for Research on Poverty, and a Community-based learning fellow for the Morgridge Center for Public Service. The culmination of her work and community advocacy projects led to Nasitta earning several awards including the Newman Civic Fellows award, Dr. Prentice Gautt Award in Counseling Psychology, and Education Student Staff Achievement award.

In the future, Nasitta plans to become a professor at a research university where she will continue promoting equity and social justice through her teaching, research, and service. In her free time, Nasitta enjoys watching sports, hiking, and social gatherings with family and friends.