Taku Burutsa is a Salesforce administrator at American Progress. A graduate of Kent State University’s School of Political Science, Burutsa previously worked for the United Negro College Fund (UNCF), where he held several positions. His work included fundraising for UNCF’s legal department and public policy and government affairs division and helping to drive strategies to influence and mobilize action in Congress, the executive branch, and federal agencies on public policy priorities concerning funding in the higher education space. As a Salesforce business analyst and system administrator, he also oversaw the implementation and stabilization of UNCF’s new customer-relationship management system.