Zion Teferi is a Maryland native from Silver Spring. She is now a senior at the University of Maryland in the film studies department where she has a concentration in video production and digital media. While attending the University of Maryland, Zion has joined many organizations that concentrate around the experience of Black communities in Maryland. These organizations have spurred her interest in the Black Lives Matter movement, and helped her to get involved in social activism. Zion will like to do her part in creating awareness and social action for Black issues, which is why the issue of police brutality and institutional racism is so important to her.