San Francisco | Pronouns: She/Her/Queen
Tenaya grew up in BayView San Francisco where she still lives today. In addition to her role as a community organizer, Tenaya contributes to the YWFC research team through her work on a project about the shutdown of SF juvenile hall. She will be graduating high school by the end of 2019.
She is committed to continuing to work to find alternative pathways for young girls and LGBTQ youth of color that do not rely on systems. In her free time she enjoys reading nonfiction books about other young people across the world. She hopes the work she does to help others guides them in the right direction.