About Us

"Make a career of humanity. Commit yourself to the noble struggle for equal rights. You will make a better person of yourself, a greater nation of your country, and a finer world to live in."

-Martin Luter King, Jr.



We Are Nature

Established in 2020, Mukuyu Collective is a consulting firm focused on transforming inequitable systems through policy and play. We work with our governmental and nonprofit clients in sustainability, climate, and environmental education to align purpose with process, expand cultural competence, and co-create pathways that amplify impact and outcomes. Our consulting services center personal transformation, community activation, and multi-systems change.

View the 2023 Mukuyu Collective annual Report here.

Our Mission

To transform living and organizational systems through policy and play.

Our Vision

A world that balances the needs of people and the planet.

Our Values

Integrity, Accountability, Transparency, and Equality.


Taishya Adams

Taishya (she/her) is a servant leader focused on collective liberation and stewardship through community building, personal transformation, and systems change. After 30+ years at the intersections of education, health, workforce, science, and environment, Taishya founded the Mukuyu Collective, LLC to transform systems through policy, programs, and play.

Taishya is also an elected official serving as a council member for Boulder City Council.  Taishya also serves on the board of Black in Marine Science. Previously, Taishya served as a commissioner to Colorado Parks and Wildlife; the NOAA National Marine Sanctuary Business Advisory Council; and on the Colorado Natural Areas Council.


Prior to the Collective, Taishya worked as the National Policy & Education Director and Colorado Network Co-lead for Outdoor Afro. Outdoor Afro is a national network that celebrates and inspires Black American connections to nature and leadership. Taishya also worked at American Institutes for Research as an Educational Equity Specialist and trainer; the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools providing technical assistance and trainings on school design, accountability systems, evaluation, and governance, the DC Public Charter School Board providing non-academic and academic oversight and training, and the Children Defense Fund Freedom Schools where she began her career at the Alex Haley Farm in 1995 serving Black communities through summer and after school enrichment programs.

Taishya is the founding Board President of New Legacy Charter School, a public charter high school and early learning center in Aurora, Colorado. Taishya holds a MA in International Education from George Washington University and a BA from Vassar College in Political Science and Film.



Get Taishya's Free Board Checklist!

Something went wrong. Please check your entries and try again.