Brittany Packnett is the Executive Director of Teach For America, St. Louis.
Her dedication to empowering young people in marginalized communities has taken her all the way to the White House.
Last August we spoke to her in the midst of public protest, ten days after the shooting of the unarmed black teenager, Micheal Brown.
She is now an appointed member of the Ferguson Commission as well as a member of a presidential task force to study "21st century policing" and ways to increase the public's trust in police officers.
Brittany Packnett talks to Kathryn Ryan.