Tierra Burns is a featured human book at our upcoming Human Library event on May 31st. Her life's human book title is "Many Personalities to Success!" Tierra is an educated African American female who moved to Los Angeles, California to pursue her dreams. She was accepted into the Masters of Social Work Program at the University of Southern California (USC) as well as the Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC). The semester was a long battle because she moved to California without any family and she is the only African American in ROTC. Despite her struggles in ROTC, she became Miss Black Long Beach, is the assistant director of a praise dance team, is a mentor for the Boys and Girls Club, as well as a program called the Daughters of Destiny. Tierra figures that she has to try harder in ROTC, but she cannot focus on failing. She must realize her success and try to be successful in all of her ROTC endeavors.
Hear more of her story personally by checking her out for 15-20 minutes at the Human Library event, Saturday, May 31st from 1-4pm at the Long Beach Main Public Library, 101 Pacific Avenue, Long Beach, CA 90802.