Tashawna was born in Detroit, MI. She attended Detroit Public Schools from k-12. She went on to obtain 3 Associates degrees from Wayne County Community College (Associates in Science, Associate of Arts, and Associate of Pre-Engineering). Tashawna went on to receive a Bachelor's in Psychology and specializing in Political Science, master's in education & Science from the University of Michigan among other degrees.
Tashawna first got introduced to the world of politics in 2013. She worked alongside the Phenomenal Honorable Alma Stallworth on Mayor Mike Duggan's Mayoral campaign. This is where she learned the true art of organizing. In 2014 she helped to produce the youngest city councilman in the United States (Councilman Jewell Jones-Inkster Mi). She later went on to help Councilman Jones become the youngest State legislature in the United States. In 2016 Tashawna joined the Hillary Clinton Campaign in Michigan. Tashawna became the number one organizer in the state, helping to flip seats from red to blue. In 2017 she felt it was necessary to focus her attention on the Detroit city clerk's race. Tashawna was an organizer and support system for The Garlin Gilchrist City Clerks Campaign. She brought precinct delegates and the grassroots community to the table. But her huge task was just to come. Tashawna in October 2018 became a Regional Political & Field Director for The Gretchen Whitmer for Governor Campaign. Tashawna Gill served as The Political Advisor to Governor Whitmer. In 2022 Tashawna served as the campaign manager for Senator Mary Cavanagh and is currently working alongside the Senator.
Tashawna entered the Michigan political landscape in 2013. In that time, she has gone on to create many powerful organizations that help to change the scope of elections. Women for Michigan United, United Precinct Delegates, The Grassroots Caucus, The New Black Progressives, Take Back MI 2020 and The African American Crisis Coalition are just to name a few. C.U.P.C.A.K.E Princess is a non-profit that focuses on empowering young women around the nation. Tashawna is also the Executive Director of The African American Leadership Institute. In 2019 she became a member of Supermajority, a powerful women's organization sweeping the country. All organizations aim to do one thing: Empower the people. Her belief is that everyone has a talent. She strongly believes that the job of a good leader is to find that talent and nurture it.