DeRay Mckesson (@deray) is a protestor, activist, organizer, and educator focusing primarily on issues impacting children, youth, and families. He is also co-founder of both WeTheProtesters.org and Campaign Zero.
DeRay previously worked for the Harlem Children’s Zone, TNTP, opened an academic enrichment center in West Baltimore, and with Baltimore City Public Schools leading systemic human capital change. He also previously served as the Senior Director of Human Capital with Minneapolis Public Schools. He taught 6th grade math in New York City as a corps member.
DeRay graduated from Bowdoin College.