Tonnisha English

Photo Credit: Andrew Downing, 2015

What’s your story? (Name, Age, Birthdate, Hometown, Current Neighborhood, Education, Current Position, Current goals, etc.)

Tonnisha J. English, 12/12/1991, Columbus, OH, Currently residing in East Columbus, Bachelors of Arts in Communications and Public Relations, Digital Marketing Specialist at The Shipyard.

Goal: To take over the world.

What does your name mean? (Google it, if you never have.)

Apparently it means:

You like to control everyone within your influence, to shape things to your own liking. If positive, you develop high spirituality, as you have a God’s protection. You are sensitive, affectionate, imaginative and cooperative, spiritually aware and prone to self-sacrifice. You can keep secrets and are a good diplomat. You may have healing and psychic powers. You are frank, methodical and believe in law, system and order.

You are always looking for a chance to do your own thing, to be your own person, and to have things done your own way.

Why Columbus?

Born and raised! I love it. There are so many stones here that are still unturned and I want to do that. I want to bring life to this city even more and truly make us a cool place to be.

What’s your motto/mantra? 

I’m not sure I have one.

Do you have any mentors/sponsors?

Not officially but I always feed off the people around me and they mentor me unknowingly.

What’s been the key to your success?

Listening to my heart and not being afraid of failing.

Headshot - T English2

What’s your favorite Happy Hour spot in Columbus?

I enjoy any “bro” bar. Nothing too fancy. Preferably cheap drinks and good food. Brothers, Gaswerks, etc.

What would you say to the young people who want to take their talents out of Columbus?

Do what you got to do! But remember to come back from time to time to mentor those under you who may have the same dreams.

Favorite Ohio Team:


Local organizations you support:

Anything that strives to better girls and women in the community: 1girl, Women’s Fund, 4l Latinas

They’ve just erected a statue of you in front of the State House. What does it say underneath?

“I’m a woman, hear me roar.”

Best piece of advice you’ve received?

Never settle in any aspect of life.

How can we stay connected with you?

Twitter: @tonnishaenglish




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