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Isa Nakazawa is a San Francisco based writer, performer, teaching artist and activist. After graduating from Wesleyan University in 2008 with a degree in Sociology and American Studies, Isa jumped coasts to join Youth Speaks as a Poet Mentor. As a cultural critic and music journalist, Isa has both maintained her own blog, Buggin’ Out and contributed pieces to notable media outlets including Okayplayer, Colorlines, NPR, Turnstyle, The Revivalist and KPFA. Since 2009, Isa has co-hosted a weekly radio show on AllDayPlay called “The Parked Car” that features interviews with artists, regular guest DJ sets and reviews of local concerts. Isa is currently the Communications and Program Associate at Youth Speaks.