Nasim fluker

co-founder / principal

Nasim is the Co-founder and Principal of Thrd Space. She has a passion for equitable community development. Nasim is driven by a desire to help others by leveraging resources that preserve and develop existing community assets while attracting new investments.

She holds an M.A. in Sociology from Georgia State University and a B.A. in International Development from American University.


clint fluker

co-founder/director of research

Clint is the Co-founder and Director of Research for Thrd Space. He is passionate about designing cutting edge approaches to engagement strategy and public scholarship for cultural institutions. Clint develops programs, exhibitions, and digital projects using an interdisciplinary approach.

Clint earned his Ph.D. in Cultural Studies at Emory University’s Institute for Liberal Arts and a B.A. in Philosophy from Morehouse College. 


miriam brightwell

director of engagement

Miriam is the Director of Engagement for Thrd Space. Her background in music, arts, leadership development, and community engagement has shaped her ability to cultivate relationships and create experiences that impact the community as a whole.

She holds a B.A. in Afro-American Studies with a Concentration in Ethnomusicology from UCLA. She is currently pursuing her Master's of Public Administration with a focus in Non-Profit Management at Georgia State University.


samira saunders

research associate

Samira is the research associate for Thrd Space. She has a passion for the visual arts and is dedicated to re-imagining our framework for building and measuring equitable global communities.

She holds a B.A. in Peace and Conflict Studies from Swarthmore College where she focused on human rights.