Tyree Boyd-Pates is a man on a mission! As a writer, Tyree expounds on Black culture from a millennial vantage and mobilizes communities of color through journalism, social media and education. A resident of Compton, California, Tyree graduated from Temple University with a master’s degree in pan-African studies and is an alumnus of California State University, Bakersfield, where he received his bachelor’s degree in communications with a minor in African American studies. While at Temple he founded The Corner, an hour-long radio show that explored the intersections of Black culture, faith and politics, and he was once invited by the White House to cover President Obama in New York City. The health topics he is interested in reporting on as a fellow are environmental pollution, neighborhood violence, inadequate access to healthy foods and decent housing, and community-police relations.