Tyler Lum is the Student Engagement Coordinator at the Hope Center for College, Community, and Justice. His career has focused on bringing affected populations to the forefront of policy conversations. Prior to his time at the Hope Center, Tyler was a PPIA Fellow at Carnegie Melon University’s Heinz School of Public Policy where he studied poverty & economics. As an undergraduate, Tyler was a student advocate serving as the Executive Director of the Pennsylvania Association of State-Related Students (PASS), bringing student leaders to discuss funding for PASS schools with members of the state legislator. He began working on basic needs insecurity during his time as an Education Justice Fellow for United We Dream – teaching immigrant youth how to organize on their campuses and in their communities around the issues that impact undocumented communities. Tyler has a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Temple University.
Tyler’s hope: Students enrolling in college can focus on why they are furthering their education, and not how.