Alyesha Wise is a published poet and veteran teaching artist with 10+ years of experience leading poetry workshops for youth and young adults. In addition to her work with Street Poets, Alyesha has served as the Hollywood (Da Poetry Lounge) Slam Team head coach, leading the team to the finals both years. She also served as the L.A. (Get Lit) Youth Slam Team co-coach from 2014-2017. As a poet herself, she is a 2-time Women of the World Poetry Slam finalist. She and her poems have been featured on a wide range of platforms and publications such as Huffington Post, Bustle, Afropunk, PBS, POPSUGAR, Buzzfeed, Free Speech TV and more. She has collaborated with Brave New Films, and featured in the Google Interstellar Project, in conjunction with the release of the film Interstellar. Alyesha is the co-founder of Spoken Literature Art Movement (S.L.A.M.).