Meet the Staff: Tia

Meet the Intern!

Welcome Tia (she/they) to the DC Center! Tia looks forward to working as the Development Intern at the DC Center this Summer, where she is excited to connect with the queer community in the city. You can meet Tia at the DC Center on weekdays and some evenings. Tia is also looking forward to working with the DC Center during Pride and supporting the community as they celebrate!

Birthdate, Astro Sign

May 23rd / Gemini

Where are you originally from? 

I was born in Lancaster, PA, but I have lived the past 18 years in Fort Mill, South Carolina.

Why did you start working at the DC Center? 

I started working with the DC Center because I am a Human Services and Social Justice major, which focuses mainly on nonprofit management. I’m very passionate about the services offered by the DC Center, so getting to work as the Development Intern has been a great way to connect my passions and build on skills I’ve learned in school.

What has been your favorite part about working at the DC Center?

I just started but my favorite part so far has been getting to work in-person at the community space!! There is so much offered and it is a great resource for the community.

What is your music anthem? 

I love The View Between Villages by Noah Kahan!

What is your favorite part about the LGBTQ+ community? 

My favorite part about the community is how welcoming and accepting it is, and how easy it is to feel at home! I didn’t come out until my Freshman year in college, but I have already had so many great memories and interactions with the community in a relatively short time.

What is your favorite spot in DC and what do you do there? 

My favorite spot in DC is Young Chow, over by the Capitol! The owner is so sweet and always recognizes my friends and I, and the food is delicious!

What is your favorite queer movie?  

My favorite queer movie is But I’m A Cheerleader!!! I’m absolutely obsessed with it and have forced everyone I know to watch it.

What color would you paint the White House, given the chance?  

I think a dark green with gold accents would be really cool!

Who do you look up to in the queer community?
I look up to a lot of people in the community, especially those in the country music industry that are creating queer music, such as Madeline Kelson and Brooke Eden!