Tatiana McInnis joined the ACLU of North Carolina in 2021 as the Staff Writer. In this role, she collaborates with all team members to shape the stories we tell about our work, communities, and the world.
Prior to joining the ACLU of North Carolina, Tatiana spent 8 years in higher education in both teaching and administrative positions. Most recently, she was the Cecil H. and Ida Green Visiting Assistant Professor at Texas Christian University within their Critical Race and Ethnic Studies Department. In her administrative work, she led equity initiatives that challenged academic institutions to develop reparative approaches to recruit and retain historically minoritized students and worked to radically change institutional operations to center the needs of Black and Brown, low-income, and/or LGBTQ students.
New to North Carolina, Tatiana is from Florida, where she did undergraduate work at Florida International University, before moving to Nashville, TN where she completed her M.A. and PhD in English at Vanderbilt University in 2017. A brief stint in the Northeast was all the reminder she needed that she is a (snow-averse) Southerner at heart.
In her free time, find Tatiana cuddling her dog, Hurston (named after Zora Neale Hurston), trying new recipes, reading, or listening to a podcast.