Tiaza (she/her) is currently studying computer science and information technology. However, because of her interest in gardening and visiting different farms, she is considering changing her major to something related to agriculture. As a young woman with financial insecurities who has never been able to afford to live on her own, the inability to have a safe space has impacted her holistic wellness. She hopes to gain skills through the fellowship that will allow her to change the surrounding narratives of homelessness, financial insecurity, and mental health.

Tiaza believes that being a part of the fellowship will provide her with a safe space to engage in relevant conversations with like-minded peers, including other young women who have lived experiences with economic insecurity and are willing to work to change the system for the better.