J.Tyran Chandler is a student and politically minded organizer who uses his direct experience with poverty and disenfranchisement to influence his projects. As a student at the University of Michigan, he’s engaged in several different campus groups and innovator opportunities to create scaffolding around financial literacy for people who have not benefitted from intergenerational wealth. He has worked as a researcher for University of Michigan, helping to design research surveys which focus on people of color and the urban experience. He is also beginning work to engage citizens around voter registration and political activism in the upcoming 2020 election. Chandler has faced massive challenges to get where he is today—enrolled at and working for one of the most prestigious Universities in the country—and hopes that through innovation, technology, and personal understanding, he can help create inclusive structures which allow others like him to succeed.