Tehya was born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii, and she moved to Durham in 2019 with her husband. She was the general manager at a local coffee shop in Honolulu where she developed her love of coffee and grew to understand the value and significance of quality customer care. She received her Associate’s degree in Teaching at the University of Hawaii and recently transferred to North Carolina Central University where she is pursuing her Bachelor’s degree in Behavioral and Social Sciences. She desires to serve those in her community in a meaningful way and has found that opportunity with The Armstrong Center for Hope.
In her free time, Tehya enjoys sewing and making quilts, doing DIY projects around the house, and listening to podcasts.