Bianca Mikahn has been working with CSC as an artist and facilitator since 2017. She recently joined the administrative team as the Program Manager, already bringing tremendous insight and leadership managing the School Programs and Community Cypher Series. Originally from Denver, Mikahn is an emcee, poet, digital composer, cultural activist and educator. Mikahn is currently Executive Director of youth mental health based program, Check Your Head, and a Partner Artist with leading creative educators Think360 and Youth On Record. Addressing stigma reduction and mental health for marginalized peoples, Mikahn recently explored these themes through a TedX talk titled “From scars to Strength; The Poetry of Recovery”. Whether performing alone or with her self-produced duo The Maybe Sos, her stage presence and lyrical content have earned multiple nominations for “Best Emcee” as well as a feature in the “100 Colorado Creatives” series from Denver’s Westword publication. She has shared stages at Regis University, University of Denver, the Chateau de La Napoule in Nice, France and Stockholm Sweden’s historical Fylkengin Theatre. Her lyrical work has been featured in social justice studies at Wyoming University and University of Northern Colorado. Her current efforts are focused on honing social emotional learning and arts-based facilitation to encourage trauma informed care and Mental Health First Aid (adult and youth modules) in under-served communities.