Tonjie is a Detroit native, creative, preventionist, and founder of eleven24, a program dedicated to reducing the prevalence of relationship abuse and sexual violence through media literacy and identity affirmation. In her eleven years of youth-serving work and seven years in the gender-based violence field, she has held roles as a prevention program director, community educator, shelter advocate, national community initiatives coordinator, and program development consultant. Tonjie holds a BS in Behavioral Science and a MA in Education, Leadership, and Change. Driven by the belief that everyone has a role in gender based violence prevention, her motto is “It’s up to us to define what our role will be!”