Tierra Alston-Johnson

September 14, 2018

Tierra is a KIPP alumna with a BA in Communication Studies from Elizabeth City State University. Born and raised in rural NC, she spent a semester in the Disney College Program at WDW in Orlando. She’s a self-proclaimed womanist who loves writing, sweet tea, and Paul Laurence-Dunbar.

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