Maureen Benson, National Poetry Slam Event Coordinator

Maureen Benson is an educator, activist and community organizer from Oakland, CA who loves supporting organizations and events from behind the scenes.  As a former high school principal turned consultant, Maureen finds her hands in many incredible projects that support the arts, social justice and transformation in the world.  Having thrown national events for various clients since 2010, she loves engaging community in building a conference that offers learning, love and growth.  Maureen is incredibly excited to support PSi in taking the National Poetry Slam to the next level after its 25th anniversary and beyond!