Cynthia Trapanese is a classroom teacher at an inquiry-based school in San Francisco. Her professional focus includes weaving together humane education, arts integration, culturally responsive pedagogy, and positive learning environments. Cynthia has an M.Ed. in Humane Education, and GA and CA Elementary Education (TK-6) Teaching Certifications. As a writer, she has published articles in YES! magazine, and the Audubon Activist, and has co-authored a chapter in a college-level social studies textbook. Cynthia is a member of the IHE faculty at Antioch University where she teaches Creative Activism and Just, Good Food. She is a lifelong learner with a passion for continuously looking at contextual relevance based on what is needed in the moment for students and faculty, as cultural and societal changes happen.