Hi everyone! My name is Michaela Tyus (she/her) and I am from the Inland Empire (Southern California). I am a youth organizer for Congregations Organized for Prophetic Engagement (C.O.P.E) located in San Bernardino county. Our organization is a Black led, faith based group that covers multi-issues with our overall end goal of ending mass incarceration. I graduated in 2020 from the University of San Diego, with a BA in Ethnic Studies, Spanish, and Political Science. I am extremely interested in criminal justice, specifically prison and police abolition, the policies and systems of oppression that work against Black and Brown and other marginalized communities, Black liberation, and transformative justice/healing.
A random fact about me is that I got my Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do when I was only 9 years old!