After graduating from the University of Virginia in 2008, Tyler spent two years building Athletes United for Social Justice (AUSJ), a nonprofit that uses sports as a platform to engage athletes in social change. The primary focus of AUSJ has been a program called The Grassroot Project, which trains collegiate athletes to facilitate sports-based HIV prevention interventions for at-risk youth in Washington, DC. In 2011, Tyler completed an MSc in Evidence-Based Social Intervention, and he is now a DPhil candidate in Public Health. Through his year as a Skoll Associate Fellow, he hopes to build a strategic plan for the future of AUSJ beyond its pilot program. Longer term, he aims to build a career in grassroots community mobilization, educational empowerment, and social and political change.