Tira graduated from UCLA with a Bachelor of Arts in World Arts and Cultures and a minor in Arabic. Her education taught her how to utilize art to link communities and cultures together on social justice issues. At UCLA, she co-directed Ecochella (now Coastalong Festival), a bicycle-powered concert on campus, and co-chaired E3: Ecology, Economy, Equity, UCLA’s largest student sustainability organization. She studied abroad in Jordan with the School for International Training where she conducted research on sexual harassment in Amman.
She has interned previously for San Francisco Estuary Partnership, San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission, San Francisco Planning Department, and Resilient Communities Initiative. Tira is passionate about sea level rise, climate justice, community engagement, and arts activism. She also loves to dance and explore the outdoors on weekends.