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Lajuanda Asemota

Director, Strategic Relations for Diversity & Youth

Biography

Lajuanda currently serves as Director of Strategic Relations for Diversity and Youth with Singularity University. Lajuanda has worked with SU since 2011, also filling the positions of Director of Program Operations, Director of Logistics, Logistics Coordinator, AV Tech and Intern.

For most of her career, Lajuanda has worked extensively on empowering multicultural communities with equitable and inclusive access to resources and opportunities. This work has included roles as both Executive Director and Marketing & Operations Manager for the Black Recruitment & Retention Center at UC Berkeley, as well as the Marketing & Development Assistant for World Bridges. She has also worked closely with several higher education access programs including the Incentive Awards Program (IAP) and Berkeley Scholars to Cal at Stiles Hall.

Lajuanda is also passionate about cross-cultural community building, cultural expression and creating space for sharing the stories of underrepresented communities. These passions led her to serve as a planning committee member of the Empowering Women of Color Conference (EWOCC) from 2010 to 2012, filling the role of Workshops and Logistics Co-Chair, and to work on the Community Media and Art Committees at the Multicultural Community Center at UC Berkeley.

Lajuanda attended the University of California, Berkeley for a Bachelor’s degree in both African American Studies and American Studies, and she enjoys Spanish-language literature, traveling, dancing and volleyball in her spare time.

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