STAFF & VOLUNTEERS
L.E.A.D. WITH PURPOSE
Cariah J. Cox is the Program Assistant for The Office of Academic Affairs Outreach and Engagement at The Ohio State University. Ms. Cox is also a returning alumnus, currently obtaining her MSW with a concentration on mental health and substance abuse at The Ohio State University after recently receiving her B.S.S.W May of 2021.
As a young advocate, Cariah has served in various positions among The Ohio States University Campus and within the Columbus community. Within the past year alone, Cariah has served as a Franklin County Court of Common Pleas Juvenile Branch Y.E.I.S Social Work Intern, OSU Office of Diversity & Inclusion Academic Success Partner and Department of Social Change Social Change Ambassador, The City of Columbus Black Girl’s Commission Junior Advisor, and Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Incorporated, Xi Gamma Chapter President.
Teneeyah Hale is Columbus Native and a recent graduate from The Ohio State University. She studied Public Policy, Leadership, and Management and has a specialization in nonprofit management. One of her greatest accomplishments, so far, is co-founding and implementing a peer-mentoring program for Black girls in Columbus City Schools. The mentoring program Sista Sista, was first introduced and administered at her alma mater, Northland high school.
Teneeyah is a community-driven individual and hopes to positively impact the same Columbus community that helped her get to where she is today. Her ultimate goal is to open up her nonprofit that specifically caters to children and families, who have been subjected to abuse.
Tristen Davis is a Columbus native and recently graduated from Ohio University with her Master of Arts degree in Law, Justice and Culture and completed her master's research essay on prisons becoming wellness producing environments. In 2020, Tristen graduated with her B.A in Sociology-Criminology with a minor in African American Studies.
While at Ohio University, Tristen worked as a Graduate Assistant for the Office of Experiential Learning, expanding the office's network, social media presence and assisting in pushing OU's diversity and inclusion initiative. Tristen has had many internships in the past couple of years including with Ohio State University's Department of Social Change and the Office of Victim Services in the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction.
Tristen has spent many years teaching music theory, dance, instrumental music, Black history with the King Arts Complex Performing Arts Summer Camp. She plans to continue her work in assisting in resolving social injustices and inequities in various institutions starting with education and corrections.