Tamya (“Mya”) Carter is a Supervising Social Worker in the Social Work Program at Rising for Justice. She supports individuals experiencing a wide range of issues impacting their housing stability. Mya earned her MSW at Wayne State University and is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker.
Prior to joining Rising for Justice, she was an Executive Assistant and State Policy Associate at the Children’s Defense Fund. Mya has also served as a crisis therapist, substance abuse therapist, and child and family advocate. She is passionate about working and advocating for marginalized communities and helping to give a voice to the voiceless.
Mya grew up in Detroit, MI. She graduated from Michigan State University in May 2015 with a BA in Public Policy. Mya spent the early part of her career advocating for improved child welfare policies, and has served as an intern at Voice for Adoption and board member of the National Foster Care Youth and Alumni Policy Council.