Syeita Rhey-Fisher (Sy) is a veteran elementary school teacher, artist and author. Rhey-Fisher completed her undergrad at Trinity College with a B.A in Studio Arts and holds a Masters in Teacher Leadership from Quinnipiac University. As an advocate for educational equity and social justice, Rhey-Fisher has articles published in magazines, blogs and journals such as the CT Mirror, Huffington Post, Transforming Education and Education Post. Her first book, Self Portrait: Intimate Reflections is an unedited collection of poems written when she was a teen/young adult discovering herself and cultural identity, an outlet */while growing up in foster care. Each section features a piece of her art representing the theme of poems from that chapter. Syeita Rhey-Fisher is currently working on her second book, a young adult novel.