Soror Tonja Robinson-Harris attended Xavier University in New Orleans, Louisiana on a full scholarship, but decided to transfer to Columbia College Chicago, where she received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism. However, her interests shifted as she began mentoring and tutoring youth. She enrolled in the Master of Arts in Community Development program at North Park University in Chicago, graduating Summa Cum Laude.

Soror Harris’ professional background includes over 20 years of experience working with youth and families from underserved, marginalized communities. She has served in many capacities, including Parent Educator, Counselor, African American Studies Teacher at Frazier Preparatory Academy, and Manager for the Prevention Initiative Program through the 21st Century Community Learning Grant, a subsidiary of the Illinois State Board of Education. In her current position, Soror Harris is the Director of Outreach and Development at Ascension Health Housing Alliance. She is also an Adjunct Professor at Dominican University, teaching senior-level courses in the Sociology Department. 

Soror Harris became a member of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated, through the Illustrious Alpha Alpha Chapter, the oldest undergraduate chapter in the Great Lakes Region. Her love for the west side of Chicago prompted her to become a member of Tau Xi Zeta Chapter and she was appointed to serve as the Editor and Public Relations Co-Coordinator.