Megan Ave’Lallemant is a writer, designer, and Deep’s senior program director. She hails from small-town Ohio but has lived in Savannah for over a decade, where she earned a BFA from Savannah College of Art and Design. At Deep, she develops culturally sensitive curriculum that responds to young people and the world around them, and she researches and implements trauma-informed practices to make Deep’s work mindful and grounded. Megan is also Deep’s resident facilitator for transformative community conferencing, which seeks to address the root causes of social issues and create radical change through intergenerational, cross-class, cross-race, etc. storytelling and sharing. She’s excited about social-emotional practices in school systems, leading teachers to play, and helping young people connect to their joy and power through art and writing. Megan has attended the Summer Institute at the Red Clay Writing Project, the National Writing Project’s site at the University of Georgia, Athens, and she is a National Writing Project Teacher Consultant.