Tenaya Jones was born and raised in the Bayview in San Francisco, CA. Her interest for Juvenile Justice came from her grandfather who worked with all youth boys in their city. Tenaya wants to be a voice for the girls and LGBTQ folks who have been in her shoes and are scared to be heard. What also brought her to do this work is her own community getting impacted by incarceration at a young age and struggling to get out of the system. Tenaya wants to educate her community and be the light that can uplift people to be a voice for themselves.