As the Communications Associate, Tyra (they/them and she/her) amplifies stories for social media, manages daily operations for the Communications team and provides communications support across the Foundation. They joined the Bush Foundation in 2021.
Tyra is a member of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa from Belcourt, North Dakota. Their most recent position was leading communications for Dream of Wild Health, a Native-led nonprofit dedicated to increasing food access and knowledge of Indigenous foods in the Twin Cities. Prior to joining the foundation, they managed and grew social media, worked at an Indigenous farmer’s market, and facilitated a BIPOC artist council.
When Tyra isn't working, you can find them at the farmer's market or cooking with market veggies in their kitchen.