Babe Kawaii-Bogue is a Multiracial, queer, third generation San Franciscan, with African American roots from Louisiana and Mississippi, Native Hawaiian roots from the Island of Oahu, and European roots from the UK, by way of Canada. Babe graduated from public schools in the San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD) and completed her undergraduate education in psychology from UC Berkeley and an MA in clinical psychology at Teachers College, Columbia University. Babe then returned home to serve her community of origin as the only Trauma, Grief and Loss Counselor for 18 SFUSD high schools with Richmond Area Multi-Services. Babe currently specializes in trauma prevention and services and culturally appropriate community mental health services for African American youth and other youth of color in the San Francisco Bay Area. Babe is passionate about policy and advocacy work, and hopes to influence policies that impact the mental health of marginalized communities.