Sacharja Cunningham graduated Hamilton College with an Africana Studies major and having done extensive work in the college's Education Studies program. During his time there, his academic areas of study led him to teaching experiences with minority youth in Brooklyn, New York, as well as Utica, New York, the latter being the location of his undergraduate research. He worked as a student employee under the Library Information Technology Services department for three years while completing digital media coursework, mainly focusing on video and audio production. His progression in these areas prepared him for the New York 6 Consortium Instructional Technology Apprenticeship Program (iTAP), which served as the bridge for his current position as an Instructional Designer at Hamilton. Currently, as part of Hamilton's Research and Instructional Design team, he works closely with other research librarians, educational technologists, and instructional designers to enhance digital learning and instructions throughout various departments. His work also involves cross-institutional collaboration through the Liberal Arts Collaborative for Digital Learning (LACOL), particularly around surveying student experiences and feelings of belonging on liberal arts campuses.