A safe, honest, open, and productive environment to listen and learn about racism in the USA. Sandy Battise was born and raised in Savannah, GA. She completed her education in Savannah public schools and obtained an undergraduate degree from Mercer University. She moved to Texas and lived in Austin, TX for 30 years. Her career included various roles in the housing industry: real estate lending as a licensed mortgage loan originator, Executive Director of a housing-related non-profit, and a management position in the housing department with the City of Austin. Sandy served in several leadership positions with local community initiatives. She was instrumental in developing workshops focused on race reconciliation. Sandy relocated back home to Savannah in 2016.