Massachusetts State Representative, 7th Suffolk District + Roxbury Prep Alumna, Class of 2003
One of our more famous alumni, Chynah Tyler graduated from Roxbury Prep in 2003. She was born and raised in Roxbury, MA, which established a special place in her heart for the district she now represents as a State Representative. She credits the programs offered to her as a youth with an authentic sense of pride as a Roxbury native.
She excelled academically and was a great athlete at Roxbury Prep. While in high school, she was accepted into the Crimson Summer Academy at Harvard University. Upon completion of high school, and simultaneously graduating from the Crimson Summer Academy, she continued her education by earning her bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice with a minor in Law, Policy, and Society from Northwestern University.
She began her career as a case manager for Federal Inmates, assisting those nearing release with securing employment, housing, and most importantly, community support. Chynah realized that there are a host of barriers that contribute to recidivism. Because of that, she grew to understand the importance of the role state government plays in delivering valuable resources to the most vulnerable populations.
In 2016, at just 26 years old, Chynah ran a successful campaign to succeed long-time incumbent for the Massachusetts House of Representatives, representing the 7th Suffolk District. She is currently serving her second term as a Massachusetts State Representative, and is the Vice-Chair of the Public Health Committee, and Chair of the Boston Delegation.