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Tyler Vazquez

Tennessee State University

Biology, Music, and Africana Studies

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Tyler Vazquez is a resident of Albany, New York, though they've lived in Seattle, Fayetteville, and Charlotte, North Carolina. In high school, Tyler served as the founder of the Black Student Union and work against anti-Black and anti-LGBTQ violences in school. Tyler will be studying Biology, Music, and Africana Studies at Tennessee State University in the fall of 2022 as a Dr. Levi Watkins, Jr. Scholar and Honors College student. After college, Tyler has agreed to attend Meharry Medical College as a member of the Class of 2029.

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