Nhi Truong is currently an English and leadership teacher lead, seniors events coordinator, and adviser at ARISE High School, a small charter school in Oakland, CA. Outside of teaching, she plans and executes initiatives and events to improve the school’s culture and climate. She is currently an advisory board member for AYPAL, an organization seeking to empower Oakland’s low-income, immigrant, and refugee families to be leaders for school reform and neighborhood change. She is also a member of H.E.L.L.A., a collective that centers intersectional healing praxis in order to sustain critical organizers and educators of color throughout the Bay Area. Her work within H.E.L.L.A. led her to co-create the Radical People of Color (POC) Book Club, which is rooted in a commitment to engaging in collective liberatory praxis.