Tonjie is a Detroit native, creative, preventionist, and founder of eleven24, a program

dedicated to reimagining gender based violence prevention through a lens of liberation and community. In her many years of youth-serving and gender-based violence work, she has held roles as a prevention program director, national community initiatives coordinator, and senior program officer, always centering the experiences of Black youth. Tonjie has educated communities at the local, state, and national level. She is a member of the National Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) Prevention Council, a coach for ValorUS LEAP program, and an advisor for the National Resource Center on Domestic Violence. She holds a BS in Behavioral Science and a MA in Education, Leadership, and Change.