Esohe Osai, Ph.D. is an educator, collaborator, and scholar-practitioner who has served in urban communities for almost 20 years. She is an Assistant Professor of Practice in the School of Education at the University of Pittsburgh and has been engaged as a community-based practitioner in Pittsburgh since 2015. Additionally, Esohe operates a consulting practice and is actively engaged in service efforts through various non-profits in her community. Dr. Osai employs a positive strengths approach in her community engagement efforts, looking to identify innovative and practical solutions to challenges in schools and communities. Her interests center on the development of purpose in adolescence, project-based learning, and college and career pathways for urban-residing youth.