Terican Gross is the Executive Assistant to the Executive Director and Managing Director at Groundswell Fund. Terican explores concepts of citizenship and freedom through the lens of the Diaspora experience. She is a builder, embracing an intergenerational framework. Terican is active in her local community, while connecting nationally and globally—around issues of migration and movement, land and food sovereignty, equitable housing, resilience, environment, historical reclamation, and restorative justice. Terican is a member of Black Immigration Network (BIN), Border of Lights Collective (BOL), and her local NAACP branch. She also serves on the Board of Directors of Many Languages One Voice (MLOV), and is part of an Afro-Indigenous ecology collective. Often described as a person of “quiet brilliance,” Terican is a strategic listener, observer and thinker. She brings to Groundswell strong logistics, facilitation and project management experience from her previous work at Center for Community Change, The Pew Charitable Trusts, Georgetown Law, and the U.S. Department of State. Terican enjoys railroads and Black-owned farms, writing and reading, photography and poetry, history and exploring, the outdoors, words and cities, and helping her family to plan for the planting and harvesting seasons.