Keanuú is the eldest of six siblings and a first-generation college graduate. He was born in Annapolis, Maryland and raised by his mother, Tameka Smith, in public housing communities. Keanuú survived histiocytosis (a cancerous disease) at the age of two, after undergoing months of chemotherapy and radiation. He also grew up surrounded by abuse and domestic violence, witnessing journeys of survival—from addiction to cyclic incarceration. Having personally experienced mental health illness, Keanuú knows the importance of providing access to mental/physical health resources and services.
In December 2017, Keanuú graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Government and Public Policy and a minor in Philosophy. From 2019-2020, he was the scholarship manager and legislative assistant for District 30A Maryland State Delegates Alice Cain and Dana Jones. Keanuú served as President of the District 30 Democratic Club from 2020-2021 and from 2019-2021, served on the Board of Directors. Currently, he is a substitute teacher at the first elementary school he attended.
Keanuú vows to help save our Families, Finances, and Future with a platform of Public Safety, Police Reform, Immigration Support Services, Food/Housing Security, Human Wellness, Youth Engagement, Fiscal Responsibility, Community Wealth, Environmental Justice, and Extended Transportation Access.