La'Shante (Shaunie) Grigsby is originally from Detroit - born and raised. After high school, she attended Clark Atlanta University and obtained a Bachelor's Degree in Sociology & Criminal Justice. Later, she moved to Minnesota to pursue a Master's of Education, graduating in May 2017. She wants to focus her energy on improving, supporting and uplifting the lives of young people and continues her journey gain more knowledge, experience and perspectives through travel. She currently works as a Youth Development Specialist, where the basis of her work is grounded in the arts, and she uses this as a tool for inquiry and self-empowerment for and with the young people she works with. She is looking forward to returning to her hometown next year to give back all that has been invested in her by the city of Detroit.