Desiree Sansing is an award winning educator, writer, activist, and advocate for LGBT youth in Washington, DC. She has been named Educator of the Year by the Gay Lesbian Straight Education Network (GLSEN) and received the Next Generation Leadership Award by Metro Weekly Magazine for her efforts in supporting and leading LGBT youth. With a passion for urban education and LGBT rights, she sponsors the Gay Straight Alliance at her school and serves as an LGBT liaison for DCPS, where she partners with other local school leaders to bring awareness and support to the district's LGBTQ population. Desiree currently works part-time as a curriculum writer, and was recently named a Teach for America Alumni Excellence Award in Teaching winner. She is a proud member of Prism, TFA's LGBTQ initiative, and travels around the country hosting workshops and seminars for teachers on how to implement best practices for LGBTQ youth.