Ty is an activist and was the President of the Associated Students of Santa Monica College, where she advocated and worked towards college affordability and student success. Ty has a passion and a vision to make quality education free and accessible to everyone, as she believes that all social injustices are deeply rooted in education or the lack thereof. She advocated with the Student Senate for California Community Colleges and with local and state representatives to increase public education funding, student success and to close the achievement gap. She has authored and lobbied for many resolutions and initiatives and has founded the first community college Roosevelt Institute Chapter to encourage her peers to participate in the political process and join the progressive movement.