Rasheena Fountain is a native of Chicago’s West Side communities known as Austin and K-Town. Today, Fountain is a freelance writer whose work focuses mainly on issues related to inner-city violence, race relations, environmental justice and sustainability, music, and human rights. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Rhetoric from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and has a M.Ed. in Urban Environmental Education from Antioch University Seattle. She defines Urban Environmental Education as the practice of helping diverse communities uncover resources and knowledge that empowers them to become involved in relevant environmental issues which help them become active participants in positive ecological progress locally and globally. She is also in the process of writing her first book.