Te’aira is originally from Birmingham, AL but moved to Washington, D.C. for college and then later to Baltimore, Maryland for work. For almost a decade, she spent time working with individuals experiencing homelessness and poverty in the school systems, combating against disability oppression in Cameroon as a member of Cameroon Deaf Empowerment Organisation, and doing community organizing work in West Baltimore. Once she graduated from University of Maryland, Baltimore with her Master’s in Social Work in May 2017, she set out to travel across states before finally setting down to Nashville, TN. She is very much new to the city and is excited to learn more about the people, community, culture of Nashville. In Te’aira’s spare time, she takes pleasure in eating cuisines from various countries (South Korea, Ethiopia, & India) as well as enjoying yoga, playing with her nephews and dogs, & walking with God.
Linda has worked with people experiencing homelessness for the last seven years and uses her journalism background and passion for social justice to write, design, and empower.
Susan realized she couldn’t stay indoors eight hours a day and moved on to photojournalism and outreach, where she learned to work with a long stream culturally diverse individuals and groups.
Sarah is no stranger to internships at Open Table Nashville!