Suzi Q. Smith is an artist, activist, educator and mother from Denver, Colorado. She has served as the organization’s Executive Director since August 2014. Prior to serving as the Executive Director, she served for two years as the Vice President of the Executive Council. She has been an active member of Poetry Slam, Inc. since 2006, volunteering as a local slam organizer (the first Slammaster of Slam Nuba), as a competing poet (making her way to three PSi Finals stages), and as the host city chair of the Women of the World Poetry Slam. Suzi has a B.A. in English Writing from the University of Colorado at Denver and has worked with non-profit organizations in and around Denver for many years. In addition to serving as the Executive Director of Poetry Slam Inc., Suzi Q. is a teaching artist with Youth On Record, and she continues to perform her poetry throughout the United States.
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