In 2015, Meme Styles founded MEASURE to promote the use of evidence-based projects and tools to tell real-life stories behind the numbers. As a catalyst for systems change, MEASURE has grown to a fully operational nonprofit social enterprise that provides free data support to Black and Brown-led organizations.
So far the organization has provided over 1300 free data support hours to Black and Brown - led organizations. They are also responsible for strategic partnerships with the University of Texas, Texas Southern University and more with a goal of disrupting traditional research in exchange for Black and Brown-lead lived-experience protocols.
Jameila "Meme" Styles is an AARO Fellow, past-Chairwoman of Miss Juneteenth, Austin Police Chief’s Award of Excellence recipient, Austin 40 under 40 WINNER 2019, past-Chairwoman of African TV5 (AFTV5) and the DivInc Nonprofit Leader of the Year for 2021.
Mrs. Styles holds a Bachelor's of Science in Communications, Masters Of Public Administration with a concentration on National Security and was certified in Performance Measurement through George Washington University College of Professional Studies. She is also the wife of a US Veteran and the mother of 4.