Sheree (she/they) joins The Education Trust–West as a Digital Communications Intern. She currently holds a B.A. in Communications from San Francisco State University. Sheree has an extensive history of public speaking, voiceover, and audio production projects, found on KSFS Radio, TED, NPR One, and KQED’s award-winning podcast, Rightnowish. They completed their K-12 education in the public school systems in Jamaica, Canada, and the United States. Having been taught at majority BIPOC, underfunded schools in Jamaica and Canada, and then at predominantly white, highly funded schools in the U.S., she found a deep issue with the difference in resources and the complacency of policymakers and communities in letting students of color be equipped only with bare necessities. In the U.S., they participated in the AVID program, one of many seeking to break this complacency and actively close the opportunity gap for higher education. Throughout her internship, she hopes to make meaningful strides to inform the public of the gaps in access to education, resources, and safe and inclusive learning environments. Moreover, they hope to show people what they can do to help make education equitable for all.