Tierra has over eight years of experience in community organizing, youth development, and non-profit work. She currently serves as the National Fellowship Program Director with IGNITE National, a nonpartisan 501c3 organization that is a movement of young women who are ready and eager to become the next generation of political leaders.
As the Fellowship Program Director based in DC, she manages 20 states with the goals to: increase the political leadership and civic engagement of women across the country, provide women with a network of like-minded, politically ambitious peers through training, workshops, retreats, and boot camps. Furthermore, increase women’s civic engagement, support young women as they position themselves for actual bids for candidacy via training and targeted support towards the appointment process for local boards and commissions.
Before joining IGNITE Tierra served as a Program Manager at After-School All-Stars, designing and implementing comprehensive after-school programs in Washington, D.C. Addressing the school-to-prison-pipeline. Tierra studied Political Science at Ohio 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. 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.