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Tuquan Harrison

Program Officer

Tuquan Harrison joined the James Irvine Foundation in 2022 as a Program Officer. Tuquan has a strong track record of success in strategy development, program design and implementation, and grantmaking efforts focused on improving social and economic justice outcomes for low-income communities and communities of color in the Bay Area.

In their previous role, they served as a Senior Advisor to the San Francisco Human Rights Commission. In this role they directed, coordinated, and implemented LGBTQI+ initiatives, provided technical assistance to elected officials, city departments, and regional partners on policy, legislation, and the unique needs of marginalized LGBTQI+ communities; managed a $20 million dollar grant portfolio funding community-based organizations focused on employment and economic opportunities for diverse communities of color in San Francisco; and raised an additional $20 million dollars to support housing, workforce, and economic empowerment programs for BIPOC transgender and gender nonconforming communities.

Prior to working at the Human Rights Commission, Tuquan served in senior roles at various nonprofit organizations, advancing equity-centered system improvements, to better serve communities with unique social barriers.

Tuquan is a first-generation college student with a Bachelor of Art degree in Philosophy and Gender Studies from the University of California, Santa Barbara.