Tierra has more than nine years of experience in community organizing, youth development, and non-profit work. Before joining IGNITE Tierra served as a Program Manager at After-School All-Stars, overseeing the expansion of comprehensive after-school programs in Washington, DC’s Ward 8 community. Tierra received her B.S in Political Science from Ohio State University. During that time, Tierra orchestrated numerous community events to raise awareness and resources for homeless youth in Columbus, Ohio. For this work, Representative Anne Gonzales of the Ohio state legislature recognized Tierra as one of Ohio’s most exceptional young citizens and future leaders. More recently, Tierra received the 40 under 40 Honoree 2019 award for her excellence in leadership and contributions to the Great Washington D.C communities. Tierra is passionate about being a part of the solution in closing the achievement gap by helping to provide innovative models that prepare future leaders to thrive. You can reach Tierra at email@example.com.