Keishanne Whitworth is the Community Advocacy Coordinator for the Far North region (Del Norte, Humboldt, and Trinity counties). She provides foundational resources for youth-led advocacy and leadership development activities in her region. Her role includes expanding the membership base, increasing volunteer participation, developing sound organizing strategies in collaboration with members, and strengthening engagement by supporting member leadership.
Keishanne has past experience as a youth liaison for the Yurok tribe, specializing in foster youth and juvenile justice support with an emphasis in trauma informed care. As a member of the Yurok and Karuk tribes of Northern California, Keishanne has a long history of advocating for native rights as well as receiving a minor in American Indian Education.
In her personal time Keishanne enjoys dancing, singing (though she says, “I’m not good at it”), gardening with her children (ages 2, and 5), and crafting. You can often find Keishanne spending weekends with her local community either volunteering at local events such as the the fairy festival, fundraisers for local animal shelters, or with WORD, Humboldt’s spoken poetry collective. Keishanne is also an active member of the Yurok tribe and an advocate for native rights.