Kortni Malone has spent the past ten years fighting for justice for students and communities in Michigan and across the country. A teacher by trade, Kortni left the school system in Detroit to seek new ways to build power with Black and Brown people. She has worked in non-profit as well as at the intersection of issue advocacy and electoral strategy with organizations like Color of Change, NextGen America, and Elizabeth Warren for President. Throughout her career, she has trained hundreds of folks from professionals in the organizing world to volunteers and community members—cultivating leadership and building power to fight for change. Kortni believes that everyday folks, with the vision, the training, and a good plan, have the power they need to get the change they seek.