Tyler Morningstar joined Junior State of America (JSA) as director of development in July 2022. As a member of the leadership team, Tyler is the frontline fundraiser responsible for leading major gift strategies, from identification through stewardship, and connecting the interests of donors with the needs of JSA. Tyler brings 7 years of experience leading fundraising efforts for students in K-12 international schools and at the University of California San Diego. He also brings 8 years of experience as an international social studies teacher where he served as Model United Nations advisor to student delegates in Athens, Greece.
Tyler has lived and worked as a collaborative fundraiser and educator in the U.S., Canada, Japan, The Republic of Panama, and The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. He has studied in 3 countries and holds B.A.s in Geopolitics and Social Science and an M.Ed. in Educational Leadership. He has visited nearly 40 countries and discovered many more cultures and viewpoints in his travels. An avid learner and world traveler, Tyler brings a unique and global perspective to leadership and civics and honing the skills of a sound global citizen.
Tyler currently lives in San Diego with his wife and daughter and enjoys running outside while listening to podcasts and books.