Tequila Johnson


Tequila Johnson is the Co-Founder and Vice President of The Equity Alliance, a Nashville-based grassroots non-profit that equips citizens with tools and strategies to engage in the civic process. Through her involvement in local politics and community organizing, Tequila is a strong champion of equality and political engagement for ethnic minority communities.

She is also the founder and CEO of TM Strategic Management Group, a local group that seeks to increase minority political involvement through strategic management practices, candidate development, data analysis, and field operations. In addition, she is currently the Assistant Director of Outreach and Student Engagement in the Tennessee State University Center for Service Learning and Civic Engagement. In that role, she is responsible for connecting students, staff, and faculty to various outreach opportunities and managing service-learning initiatives.

Tequila is also an active member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Frontiers International and an assistant troupe leader for a local Girl Scouts Troop. Tequila is a graduate of Tennessee State University where she received her master’s degree in Counseling Psychology and is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in industrial and organizational psychology. She is certified in Project Management and also holds a graduate certificate in grant writing and nonprofit, public and organizational management. When she’s not working, she enjoys singing in her church choir and spending time with her daughter.