Tiya Proctor-Floyd is a senior at Thomas Jefferson High School in Federal Way, Washington. She is passionate about using writing to make people stop and think about what she has to say – essentially using the power of writing for social justice. She is currently working on a full-length novel. In addition, she is heavily involved in student government. Over the years, she has learned that true leadership means having your ear to the ground and listening to the people through service instead of grand projects with specific direction or supported purpose.