Tunisia M. Owens currently serves as the Housing and Gender Justice Project Coordinator for the Family Violence Law Center. She is a passionate advocate on issues of Black Economic Empowerment, Diversity and Inclusion, Criminal Justice Reform, Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Youth, and Education Equity. Tunisia is originally from Oakland, California and has served the public at non-profit organizations and government agencies in the Bay Area. She returned to Oakland after a career as a diplomat proudly representing the US in Sub-Saharan Africa, the Middle East, and South America. When she is not raising her daughter or working to repair systems, Tunisia finds time to publish her poetry, write fiction stories, and non-fiction articles. She graduated from Spelman College in Political Science and Economics, holds a joint Master’s degree from Princeton University in Public Policy and Urban/Regional Planning, and obtained her Juris Doctor from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law.