Anthony R. Keith, Jr. (Tony) is a Washington, D.C. area native that identifies as a poet, educator, and a nerd. As a poet Tony has traveled around the world teaching poetry and empowering young people to engage in the art of spoken word. As an educator, he has committed his life to uplifting the narratives of “misunderstood”, marginalized, youth and engaging in cultural education and social justice programming within schools and communities. As a nerd, Tony is a perpetual student. He earned his B.A. in Communication from the University of MD, College Park, and his M.Ed. in College Student Affairs from Penn State University and is a doctoral student in Education Leadership at George Mason University.