Ilalo Kalika has been a teacher, trainer, organizer, consultant, student, activist and youth and curriculum development specialist for 30 years. She has been recognized by the city and county of San Francisco and the school districts of San Francisco and Oakland California for her service to youth, families and the community. Ilalo has a Master’s degree from University of San Francisco in International and Multicultural Education her BA from University California Santa Barbara is in Black Studies & Sociology. She has developed a pedagogical framework and curriculum that has proven time and time again to empower participants to become powerful leaders and advocates for a more social equity. Ilalo is of Jewish and African descent and is the mother of three wonderful children.