Mariah Rankine-Landers is a former kindergarten and first grade teacher with 14 years of teaching experience in the classroom. Mariah holds a BA in Anthropology from UC Santa Cruz, and a MA in Equity and Social Justice in Education from SFSU. She now works for the Alameda County Office of Education as an Integrated Learning Specialist and Manager of the Integrated Learning Specialist Program, supporting the goals of equitable and transformative education for all. In addition, Mariah does educational consulting with organizations in the Bay Area. She is passionate about arts education and believes that art is a birthright. She is a resident and adoring fan of Oakland, CA and its communities.