Tierra Kirts is a graduating Senior at University of Houston-Downtown where she majors in Psychology. She plans to pursue a PhD in Industrial/Organizational Psychology to become a consultant and educator. She is originally from Pineville, Louisiana and currently resides in Spring, Texas. She enlisted in the United States Army in 2012, working as a Human Resources Specialist. During her active-duty service she was a member of the 2015 Total United States Army Soldier Show, won Soldier of the Month, and discovered a passion for understanding how the organizational structure affects the productivity of its employees. Throughout her military career, Tierra found passion and fulfillment in serving others. She continues to serve in the Army Reserves as a Human Resources Sergeant, an AmeriCorp VISTA, and as Chairman of Operation Legacy Lady Spartans at Texas Flight Museum.