Shaiwna Adams is our office manager. Also known as the hip hop artist The Lioness, she is the youngest of a large family from Minneapolis. Shaiwna was the first in her household to graduate from college. She started singing at an early age, then expanded into poetry and spoken word. Her poetry then evolved into rap as The Lioness. She was chosen by the Twin Cities Mobile Jazz Project to be a youth instructor for its new after school program for St. Paul Public Schools. In addition, she has shared her talents with community organizations including Hope Community, Occupy Homes, Neighborhoods Organizing for Change, OutFront Minnesota, and the Safe Schools for All Coalition.