Shirley Yee has been working for over two decades at the intersections of youth development, and social and economic justice in the Bay Area. She has worked with Oakland youth, organizing around issues of educational equity, drug/alcohol and mental health awareness, and safer school climate for LGBTQQI students. Shirley has also coordinated violence prevention and intervention services for justice involved and affiliated youth. She worked closely with Oakland Unified School District for eleven years in the Alternative Education Office. She earned her B.A. from the University of Michigan with majors in Women’s Studies and Comparative Literature. Shirley is currently the Director of Youth Engagement at MyPath, a San Francisco based national non-profit. There she works with her team to advance key policy and systems-level changes to improve economic opportunities and financial pathways for youth from low wealth communities, and communities of color.