Tigist Abebe

Professional Title: MBA Student and Site Coordinator, YMCA

Tigist is a passionate and driven advocate for marginalized individuals and aims to contribute her time to serve underprivileged youth in any capacity. Being raised in Tukwila, WA she has had the privilege of growing up in one of the most diverse communities in our nation. She proudly graduated from Foster High School in 2011 where she went on to attend Washington State University to attain her B.S in Psychology, minoring in Childhood Development. She loved her experience so much she went back to WSU to attain her MBA and will be graduating spring of 2021.

She has a two-year-old son whom she accredits her endless source of motivation, too. In her spare time, you can find her behind her phone frantically trying to capture every memorable moment with her phone. Photography has naturally become a part of her favorite new hobbies because of her son Ilyas. In addition to savoring moments, she is also a self-acclaimed foodie, relishing in anything edible. She also enjoys long hikes and rainy Sunday evenings.