"Originally from Brooklyn, Theara moved to DC in 2009 to pursue her bachelor’s degree in English, which she earned from Howard University in 2013. While at Howard University she served as president of CASCADE (the Coalition of Activist Students Celebrating the Acceptance of Diversity and Equality), Howard University’s LGBTQIA Student Organization. It was here that her interest in grassroots activism for human rights issues was piqued.
Over the past few years she has had the opportunity to work for the American Civil Liberties Union, the National Stonewall Democrats, Organizing For America as the LGBT Operation Vote Fellow, the Russian American Foundation, and the National Society of Collegiate Scholars. In May of 2013 she was awarded the Next Generation Award by the board of DC Black Pride."