Zahria Thomas


Hampshire College



Academic Concentration: 

Sex Education, Reproductive Justice; Minor in Photography


A native to Dallas, TX, Zahria grew up one zip code away from one of the biggest teen pregnancy hubs in the state of Texas. From attending the first all-girls school in the state and being active in the community, she worked to find a way to ensure other teens received the same information she did. After a semester-long Sex trafficking course with the NEST Foundation, Zahria went the extra step to forge a connection with the North Texas Alliance To Reduce Unexpected Pregnancy in Teens (NTARUPT). 2018 marks three years Zahria has been working with NTARUPT. During her time in high school at Irma Lerma Rangel Young Women’s Leadership School, she has created a petition, assisted in planning healthy teen conferences, and served time on NTARUPT’s Youth Leadership Council (YLC). Most recently, Zahria has joined the Young Women's Advisory Council sponsored by the Dallas Women’s Foundation. Her next step is to work towards her college degrees at Hampshire College in Amherst, Massachusetts.
Internship final reports: 
2020The Afiya Center