Founas at the 2017 Women's March in Detroit.

Founas at the 2017 Women's March in Detroit.

Bayan Founas is an educator and youth mentor in Detroit. She graduated from the University of Michigan in 2014 with a Women’s Studies degree and will receive her master’s degree in Educational Leadership and Policy from the University of Michigan in 2019. Passionate about making educational reforms in predominately poor communities of color, she created an art & poetry club to provide a safe and creative space for Detroit youth to heal. Founas enjoys writing, reading, and performing spoken-word poetry.