Taurjhai Purdie

Taurjhai Purdie (she/her) is the Think 100% Campaigns Manager at Hip Hop Caucus (HHC), a proud Baltimore native and a mentor to underserved high school students. 

Prior to joining HHC, she served as Senior Campaign Manager at Color Of Change where she developed strategic, cross-issue campaigns to address systemic racism and advance justice for all Black people. These campaigns included economic policy campaigns to build congressional support for broad student debt elimination, tech accountability campaigns to hold Twitch accountable for addressing “hate raids” against Black and LGBTQ+ creators, media accountability campaigns to deplatform abusers and shift narratives around Black survivorship, education justice campaigns to protect students’ access to AP African American Studies, and dozens more. Taurjhai’s campaigns have been featured in media outlets such as CBS New York, TheGrio, and USA Today. 

Taurjhai graduated with honors from Georgetown University (Washington, D.C.) where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in African American Studies and Government, and minored in Spanish. This education equipped her with an academic framework for racial justice that, when combined with her lived experiences, has strengthened her ability to influence decision-makers and build collective people power with impacted communities. 

She is eager to contribute to the Hip Hop Caucus’ efforts to dismantle environmental racism and combat the climate crisis.