Kinyanna Evans, born and raised in Brooklyn, NY, is a youth worker committed to creating empowering spaces for her community through education reform work. Growing up with Caribbean heritage, Kinyanna used her identity as a foundational tool to reimagine how learning spaces can become emancipatory tools. She graduated from DePauw University with an education studies major and women’s, gender, and sexuality studies minor. Since graduating, she has worked in several youth programs such as Harlem Educational Activities Fund (HEAF) and St. Nicks Alliance, through different roles from youth facilitator to program manager. Kinyanna is passionate about how education and community organizing work centers marginalized voices as leaders in their learning. She is ready to bring this energy and passion to help create the YC curriculum! Kinyanna loves baking and spends most of her free time making treats for her friends.