Tequila Johnson is the co founder and Vice President of the Equity Alliance, a Nashville-based grassroots non-profit that seeks to equip citizens with tools and strategies to engage in the civic process .Through her involvement in local politics and community organizing she is a strong champion of equality and political engagement for ethnic minority communities. She is also the founder and CEO of TM Strategic Management Group, a local group that seeks to increase minority political involvement through strategic management practices, candidate development, data analysis, and field operations. In addition, she is currently the Director of outreach and student engagement, in the Tennessee State University Center for Service Learning and Civic Engagement.  In that role, she is responsible for connecting students, staff, and faculty to various outreach opportunities and managing service learning initiatives. She is also an active member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc., Frontiers International and an assistant troupe leader for a local Girl Scouts chapter. Tequila is a graduate of Tennessee State University where she received her Master’s in Counseling Psychology and is currently pursuing a PhD in industrial and Organizational psychology. She is certified in Project management and also holds a graduate certificate in grant writing, and non –profit, public, and organizational management.  When she’s not working, she enjoys singing in her church choir and spending time with her two year old daughter.

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