Mikaela Berry (they/them) is a writer, educator, and creator focused on making and providing spaces in which marginalized voices can be heard and encouraged. They currently work as the Restorative Justice Coordinator for Soul Sister's Leadership Collective where they manage Circles Not Cells, a restorative approach to conflict, in addition to 8 Circles of Safety – which implements 8 Restorative Justice Healing Circles to support young people with their reentry. For the past 2 months. Mikaela has also been engaging in restorative justice work with the young men at Horizons Juvenile Detention Center, where the programming is centered on navigating toxic masculinity and LGBTQIA education. Mikaela is also a second-year Master’s student at Columbia's School of Social Work. Their goal is to write trauma-informed curriculum to make the classroom a safer and more equitable place for students of color.