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Tisidra Jones, J.D.
Founder & CEO
Artist.  Entrepreneur.  Lawyer.
Tisidra is a sought-after speaker, award-winning artist and lawyer who works at the intersection of inclusion, engagement and equal opportunity policies. Her methodology blends legal and policy research, sociological studies, and arts-based approaches to community and civic engagement. Tisidra's life, education, and professional experiences encompass rural communities, law, the arts, sociology, community engagement and multidisciplinary education. She has a B.A. in Music with a minor in the Sociology of Difference from George Mason University. She acquired her J.D. from the University of St. Thomas School of Law and is licensed to practice law in New York and Minnesota.

Tisidra has worked with nonprofits in the arts or those serving communities of color primarily when new programs were being launched or designed. On the public-sector side, she has worked with local, state, federal and international government entities. She acquired expertise as it relates to small, minority-owned, and women-owned business inclusion policies and programs. Whether working for the government or a nonprofit, every position Tisidra has held required project management, program design, infrastructure creation and community engagement.

Finding connections across sectors has been integral to the work that Tisidra has done. As a result, she has served on over 30 boards, advisory councils and community engagement committees across sectors. She has also curated cross-sector advisory committees for major initiatives. 

While she is passionate about her work, in her spare time Tisidra loves being outdoors, enjoying Trinidadian food, and spending time with friends and family. 

Scholarly Publications


Artika Tyner & Tisidra Jones. Inspiring and Equipping the Next Generation of Lawyer-Leaders: Center on Race, Leadership and Social Justice. UNIVERSITY OF ST. THOMAS LAW REVIEW (2021)

Select Recent Speaking Engagements
  • CLE Presenter, “501(c))(3) Organization Formation from Start to Finish,” National Business Institute CLE, Virtual (listed as a speaker July 2022).

  • Presenter, “Succession & Transition Planning: How To Begin,” Minnesota Council on Nonprofits, Virtual (June 2022).

  • Panelist, “Public Artist Basics: Taxes, Contracts, and Permits,” Forecast Public Art Artist Workshop, Virtual (May 2022).

  • Presenter, "Inspiring and Equipping the Next Generation of Lawyer-Leaders With a Lens Towards Social Justice," 8th Annual International Human Trafficking & Social Justice Conference, Virtual (September 22-24, 2021).

Recent Awards & Accolades
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