Born and raised in the socially historic city of Oakland, CA, Ise Lyfe now creates and works across the country as an advocate for education reform, arts education, and fair housing.
Lyfe also was a lead proponent in the writing of the charter and strategy map that led to the establishment of a Department of Race and Equity for the City of Oakland, California. Lyfe presents as a guest lecturer and resident at over 50 universities a year inluding Yale, University of Ghana, and Princeton.
In 2017, Lyfe collaborated with actress and activist Zendaya to produce her app "The Bazics".
Lyfe has also written and starred in theater productions including Prayers (2012) and Agnus (2018).