Tyeastia has had a passion for politics and history since the early 90’s while working as a journalist on her high school newspaper. Her writing and political passion have continued ever since. She is currently pursuing her MPA at University of Minnesota’s Humphrey School of Public Affairs where she is also a Gary DeCramer Memorial Fellow. She aspires to become involved in policy, and taking a leadership role in racial equity and inclusion. Tyeastia is currently a manager of information technology with more than 18 years of experience. She is also an intern at Hylden Advocacy & Law working on lobbying and policy and lives in South Minneapolis with her wife, Lisa.