Candisse Griffin is an educator, facilitator, traveler, and poet from Stockton CA. She recent UC Davis graduated with a degree Human Development. She strives to encourage mental, spiritual, and physical healing. She is currently a Poet Mentor Educator for Sacramento Area Youth Speaks (SAYS) and applying to Credential/M. A program across California. She has worked with youth in schools throughout the Stockton, Woodland and Sacramento Region for the past 3 years teaching life skills and tutoring youth in science and math. Her goals are to uplift black and brown youth up into higher education. Her end goal is to become a principal or superintendent in an urban community where I will fight for youth agency and social justice especially surrounding education.