Marianna Sousa is a non-traditional educator, author and multimedia journalist with a passion for creating impact through “edutainment”. A graduate from The Maynard Institute for Journalism Sacramento Voices program and the NPR Next Generation Radio Training project at Capital Public Radio, through multimedia storytelling, she serves as a community correspondent focused on wellness and building healthy lifestyles. As an educator, she teaches personal and professional development through the scope of community leadership and activism. Her publication, Own Your Shit, a trauma healing workbook, has been featured nationally on college campuses as well as organizations and news media outlets that believe in providing equity and social healing. As a certified Mental Health First Aider through the National Council for Behavioral Health, she’s a consultant, workshop and training facilitator with an emphasis on public health and safety through culturally responsive pedagogy for the home, school, neighborhood and workplace.