Tonjie is a Detroit native, writer, music lover, change maker, and founder of eleven24. Her passion for ending domestic and sexual violence began as a sophomore in high school when she participated in an interactive travellng play focused on teen dating violence and has continued through her roles as a prevention program director, a community educator, a shelter advocate, and a community initiatives coordinator. In her roles, Tonjie has used her passion for prevention to provide training in academic and community settings, organize young people to be activists in their communities, and enhance program delivery by addressing intersectionality. She holds a BS in Behavioral Science and a MA in Education, Leadership, and Change.