Teigst is a junior at Yale College majoring in Anthropology and is a member of the Multidisciplinary Human Rights Program. She grew up in Kenya where she founded an environmental justice organization and oversaw mass campaigns to foster youth engagement in governance. Her research interests include indigenous justice systems, collective memory, and community-based violence prevention. She has worked as a translator and researcher for a social service in Brussels that helps refugees apply for asylum, and most recently worked as a Legal Intern at the Lowenstein Clinic at Yale Law School. Teigist spent her summer organizing with the Black Lives Matter movement, and currently sits on the board of Black Students for Disarmament at Yale – an organization that aims to dismantle police violence and look for alternate methods of keeping communities safe. Upon graduation, Teigist aspires to conduct anthropological research that can directly inform governance and public health policy.