Ty-Juana L. Flores

Director, Black Scholars Initiative

Ty-Juana L. Flores (she/her) is an Afro-Latina with Panamanian roots from Roxbury, Massachusetts, who is dedicated to building a better world through the arts. As an arts administrator and thought partner in shifting organizational culture, she has held various roles in design, higher education, philanthropy, and city government.

After graduating with a degree in fashion design and retailing from Framingham State University, she spent several years working for private label apparel companies in New York City that produced womenswear apparel for brands like Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, and Lord & Taylor. Over time, her career interests shifted to the creative economy, arts education, and youth development, and she has worked in partnership with and/or for the New England Foundation for the Arts (NEFA), IDEO, the City of Boston’s Mayor's Office of Arts and Culture, the Beantown Jazz Festival, Boston Cultural Council, ProArts Consortium, and several nonprofits in Boston.

She has over 10 years of experience working at Berklee in various roles within the institution and is currently the director of Berklee's Black Scholars Initiative (BSI). She is responsible for the strategic vision, assessment, and evaluation of the BSI while advancing Berklee’s mission and its commitment to the success of BSI students. She designs, assesses, and revises programming as well as expands the BSI in both membership and partnerships with the goal of increased graduation rates for Black/African American students. She works closely with the leadership team and staff to continue the initiative's legacy. Outside of Berklee, she's an advocate for the arts and a collage artist.


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Faculty, staff, alumni, and outside (non-Berklee) contacts: email tflores1@berklee.edu.

General inquiries: email bsi@berklee.edu.