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Tessie Ottaway-Chung

Tessie Ottaway-Chung is a full-time student and youth peer counselor. After a rocky start in and out of the juvenile justice system, she realized that she wanted to support young people from similar backgrounds. In June, she will graduate from Western Washington University with a bachelor's degree in human services. She plans to pursue a master's degree in elementary education to continue helping young people as a teacher. She is so excited to reframe her lived experience with juvenile justice and homelessness to empower young people and show them that they can prevail, and accomplish greatness, no matter their background.