Raul Herrera (Teaching Artist)– As a Mexican-American spoken-word artist, playwright and educator, Raul Herrera has been involved with Get Lit for over 8 years facilitating growth within students across the nation. Herrera has served the organization as a Get Lit Player, Literati Fellowship member, teaching artist,and is currently Get Lit’s Education Coordinator. In 2014, he received the Pentathlon award given to the overall speaker at the California State Championship of Speech and Debate for Community Colleges. His writing is featured in Get Lit Rising, Coiled Serpent published by Tia Chucha Press and,in 2017, he wrote Dante, a modern Hip-Hop adaptation of Dante’s Inferno,produced by Tim Robbins and The Actor’s Gang Theatre in Culver City. Raul planson continuing his pursuits in screenwriting and education.