Director of FLI
Hometown: Pasadena, CA
Thaïs Bass-Moore is a native of Pasadena, CA who earned an undergraduate degree at UCLA in 1999. While teaching elementary school in Compton and then in Pasadena, she studied acting at the Beverly Hills Playhouse. In 2003, she established The Black Theatre Company of Baton Rouge where she served as playwright and director by night and stay-at-home mom by day. She currently serves as co-founder and director of the Fearless Leadership Institute at The University of Texas in Austin, which provides academic, professional, and personal development to African American women and Latina undergraduates. She graduated from UT Austin in December 2018 with a master’s in Human Dimensions of Organizations. She thoroughly enjoys spending time with her husband and three children, friends and extended family, traveling, water fun, and volleyball. What makes Thaïs unique is her infectious laughter. Thaïs’ long term goal for FLI is to establish one at every PWI in the country.