Tirrea Billings joins the Lab as the Communications + Brand Manager, a part of the Impact, Evaluation and Thought leadership team working to operationalize and manage the Lab’s communications, branding, and storytelling efforts.
Tirrea is a communications and media professional with expertise in helping social justice organizations, activists, educators, and campaigns maximize their impact through storytelling, digital media, and strategy development. With an original background in documentary production, she is driven by her passion to tell stories and committed to ensuring underrepresented voices have a chance to be heard.
She is the co-founder of Reflct Media, a docu-style storytelling company whose mission is to uplift stories centering social justice, human rights, and the experiences of color and a college instructor at the School of Communication at Western Michigan University (online), teaching video production with an emphasis on using impact-driven media to shift power and create lasting change in communities.
Tirrea has a B.A. in Film, Video, Media Studies and a M.A. in communication from Western Michigan University. She enjoys mentoring youth, exploring new bookstores, and traveling.