Meera Desai is an artist, teacher, and proud mama of two boys. In the last 25 years, she has painted and facilitated over 25 public and community murals in the San Francisco Bay Area. Meera happened to fall into mural making when she volunteered to help paint one with artists and residents at Westside Lodge, a residential mental health facility in San Francisco. From there, the seed was planted! She volunteered on several and then applied for grants and paid projects; she won a Creative Work Fund grant in 1998 to work with the women and children who lived at the Asian Women’s Shelter in San Francisco. While Meera loves to paint, she also appreciates the reciprocal energy of teaching others. She has taught people aged 2-65 in schools, colleges, and museums.