Growing up in the East Bay with her Deaf mother, Lavender constantly provided Sign Language access when out and about on errands or exploring the City. After a chance encounter with Art History in high school, Lavender attended CSU-Northridge, graduating with a BA in Deaf Education and a minor in Art History in May of 2019. She uses both of these degrees, along with her cultural upbringing, to provide Disability Access Consulting to various institutions in Southern California including the Getty Villa, NHM, and Skirball. Additionally, during the resurgence of the BLM movement in March of 2020, Lavender and a group of BIPOC Sign Language Interpreters founded the group Pro Bono ASL. Supporting the group as the Community Outreach Manager, and a Service Provider, Lavender has continued networking with Non-Profits, Community Organizations, and BIPOC Interpreting Students in order to provide culturally accurate ASL services to the extended BIPOC Deaf Community across the USA and Canada. Lavender also serves on the EAL/LA Leadership Council as a Development Committee member. As a proud Queer Afro-Latina, Lavender is honored to be able to platform the various marginalized communities she represents within the Arts and now STEM.
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