Tierra Kilpatrick

Tierra Kilpatrick, Program Administrator

Program Administrator

Tierra joined the University of Chicago in 2015 where she started out as an administrative assistant in the Institute for Molecular Engineering then transitioned into the Student Affairs Coordinator role. In that role, she managed student registration and course enrollment verifications, catalog and curriculum items and organized a host of student events. In July 2019, she joined the Center for the Study of Race, Politics and Culture (CSRPC) as their new Program Administrator. She is super excited about joining the CSRPC because she is very passionate about race and gender studies.

Tierra holds a BA in Communications from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. In her spare time, you can find her exploring Chicago style restaurants, attending Afro beat dance classes, traveling with friends and family or managing her hair business.

She lives by the quote: “Making your mark on the world is hard. If it were easy, everybody would do it. But it’s not. It takes patience, it takes commitment and it comes with plenty of failure along the way. The real test is not whether you avoid this failure, because you won’t. It is whether you let it harden or shame you into inaction, or whether you learn from it: whether you choose to persevere.”