Majors: Global Studies and Philosophy, Politics, and Law
Teya Hisel is a senior at USC double majoring in Global Studies and Philosophy, Politics, and Law. She is from the Seattle, Washington area, where she started her public service journey working for multiple non-profits during a gap year fellowship before attending USC. More recently, she was a Fellow at United Way of Greater Los Angeles, where she worked on advocacy efforts in the areas of houselessness and housing policy. She has also served as a Research Intern for Downtown Women's Center, where her research focused on the intersections of incarceration, intimate partner violence, and houselessness.
At the Center for the Political Future (CPF), she is an Administrative Coordinator, working on graphic design and social media management to help communicate CPF's programming and mission. She also currently serves on campus as the President and Policy Director of advocaSC, a student organization focused on advocating for local policy change, educating the USC community, and serving South LA directly, in support of our unhoused neighbors. She also serves as Outreach Director for Glimpse from the Globe, a student-run foreign affairs publication, and as a member of Delta Phi Epsilon, a foreign service society. Outside of school and work, you will probably find Teya reading, swing dancing with friends, or hanging out with her dog.