Haeshah Cooper

Haeshah Cooper

Communications Manager

Haeshah Z. Cooper is a recent graduate with a Masters of Science in Community Leadership from the School of Leadership and Professional Advancement at Duquesne University. Haeshah has actively contributed to the Hill District. She has been instrumental in the development of the New Hill District Business Association, where she interned and served as a business consultant.

Originally starting out as an intern through the Pittsburgh Central Keystone Innovation Zone, Haeshah now occupies the role of the Communications Manager. As such, she utilizes her extensive education and knowledge of mass media and manages Urban Innovation21’s social media efforts. Haeshah assists with the organization’s website, along with a plethora of office duties.

Haeshah is originally from Columbia, South Carolina. With the desire to further her education, she decided to relocate to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in 2009. Haeshah attended Claflin University, where she graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor’s degree in Mass Communications, with a concentration in Print Journalism and a minor in English. Haeshah was the President of the Mass Communications Society during her senior year. Haeshah is  a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.

This academic year she is a Community Engagement Scholar, who will explore all avenues of community leadership with students while they engage in different service-learning projects within the community at Duquesne University.

Haeshah is very passionate about helping others and giving back to the community. Haeshah was recently nominated for the Public Allies RISE: Changemaker Award, in which she was nominated by previous employers, residents of the Hill District community, and colleagues.