Shahera Hyatt

Program Director of Youth Action

Pronouns: she/her

Shahera Hyatt is the Program Director of Youth Action at True Colors United, focused on centering the lived experience of youth and young adults in solutions to address homelessness. Previously, she Directed the California Homeless Youth Project, founded Sacramento’s Youth Action Council, and helped pass state legislation to protect homeless and formerly incarcerated young people. Hyatt has authored several publications on the topic of youth homelessness including policy briefs on LGBTQ youth, college homelessness, and the school-to-prison pipeline. During the day she works to uplift the voices of marginalized young people, and at night she tells jokes at dive bars, coffee shops, and comedy clubs all over Northern California.