Tiesha Cassel, 2011 Fellow, is a 2013 graduate of Oberlin College. At Oberlin, Tiesha was a Mellon Mays Undergraduate Research Fellow, where her work centered on Black church women, archival erasure, and historic remembrance. During her time as a student, Tiesha served on the board for the Edmonia Lewis Center for Women and Transgender People, a student-run resource center on campus. and worked closely with the Prison Justice Project, a student group focused around education and activism focused on the prison industrial complex. She continued her work and support of prison abolition through the Black and Pink Chicago chapter while working as a Library Assistant at the Art Institute of Chicago.