Shanté Berry is an author, youth motivational speaker, poet, and a catalyst for positive change. She is a product of the Saint Louis Public Schools system. A graduate of Gateway High School, Xavier University of Louisiana, & Texas Women's University. She has worked and written for Essence Magazine and Sheen Magazine. Driven by her obstacles and miracles in life, she transforms everything she has experienced into motivation for herself and others to succeed. She seeks to empower and serve her community through education, literacy, and mentorship. She currently operates Berry Best Publishing her own company that facilitates programs to help aspiring authors.