Lajuanda currently serves as Director of Diversity & Inclusion at Singularity University, and previously held roles as Director of Program Operations and Director of Logistics. SU has been Lajuanda’s home since 2011, and it is here that she has worked to support thousands of global entrepreneurs and executives in their quest to fuel innovation at the intersection of technology and social impact. With over a decade of experience in education, cross-cultural community development, marketing, and event management, Lajuanda specializes in grassroots project design, diversity and inclusion in educational spaces, and higher education access and preparation in underserved communities.
For much of her career, Lajuanda has worked extensively on empowering youth with equitable and inclusive access to resources. This work has included roles as Executive Director for the Black Recruitment & Retention Center at UC Berkeley, as well as Head of Marketing & Development for World Bridges, a nonprofit dedicated to providing low-income youth with international opportunities. She has also served as a judge at Astra STEAM Summit’s Pitch Competition and Silicon Valley Entrepreneurs’ Pitch Competition, in addition to developing and leading SU’s beta youth program, Exponential Youth Camp.
Lajuanda attended the University of California, Berkeley for a Bachelor’s degree in both African American Studies and Advertising. When she is not at Singularity University, Lajuanda enjoys reading Spanish-language literature, traveling, and playing volleyball.