Who We Are

Pacita Rudder

Senior Programs Manager

Pacita Rudder is a descendant of Ghanaian and Bajan ancestors and spent her formative years growing up in England, Ghana, and the United States. She brings her passion for cultural strategy and creativity into movements for justice. Pacita is the Senior Programs Manager at Harness, leading on initiatives that bring together artists, organizers, influencers, and cultural strategists to collaborate on projects and campaigns that shift culture. Her previous work at Power California as the Cultural Strategies Manager included designing and executing strategic campaigns, rooted in culture and narrative, to mobilize youth of color to lead and engage in political action. Prior to that, Pacita helped lead grassroots, electoral organizing campaigns with Oakland Rising and Bay Rising, leveraging her digital organizing experience to build progressive political power in the Bay. 

Pacita graduated from Michigan State University with a B.A. in Comparative Cultures and Politics. In her free time she enjoys traveling, making beats in her pajamas, writing, and reading about all things spirituality. She believes that every human being has a place to fill that no one else can fill and something to do which no one else can do.