Violet has an undergraduate degree from Stanford University in Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity, and wrote her honors thesis about White teachers’ racial consciousness development. She is passionate about teaching, education equity, and community organizing for social justice. In 2015, she studied abroad in Cape Town and interned at COSAT High School in Khayelitsha. She has also taught with the Breakthrough Collaborative in San Francisco, and in public schools in Santiago, Chile and Las Tablas Abajo, Panama. Violet is from Portland, Oregon in the United States, and is a competitive slam poet.
She is volunteer in the English School of Scalabrini Centre.