Tierra is a junior at Red Cloud Indian School in Pine Ridge, South Dakota. She belongs to the Oglala Lakota tribe and the Navajo Nation. Though she was born in San Diego, California, with a mom in the Navy and dad in the Marines, her family moved to Pine Ridge so that they could connect with their culture. While it was tough move, Tierra’s tribes are core to her identity. Tierra is track athlete and has been invited to compete abroad. She has also participated in multiple events representing young people and her community in Washington DC.