Headshot of Luayo Mel Mwenifumbo

Lusayo is originally from Lilongwe, Malawi. After getting her Bachelor’s Degree in Communications there she became a Project Coordinator with the Center for Alternatives for Victimized Women and Children (CAVWOC).  In that position she facilitated, organized and conducted community mobilization and sensitization meetings on HIV and AIDS, Education, Women’s empowerment, Human Rights and child protection issues.  She then entered the Master’s program International Education at UMass Amherst.


After completing her Masters at UMass she worked as a Product Manager at Code Innovation and then for one year as a Project Assistant at SAFE in College Park, MD. In 2018 she spent 5 years as the Director of Operations and Communications for Centerbility of Maryland Inc.


She then became a graduate student in the Public Policy at the University of Maryland in College Park, where she earned a Master’s in Public Policy and Public Management.  She is currently pursuing a doctorate there in Public Policy there. [1-24]


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