Lavina Joseph

Operations and Governance Coordinator, Operations

Lavina Joseph

Lavina Joseph is the Operations and Governance Coordinator at YWCA USA. In this role, she assists the Vice President of Operations in the day-to-day management of the office, supports the CEO with her scheduling, and serves as a primary liaison to the Board of Directors. Lavina is attached to her home country of South Sudan, and is actively collaborating with various South Sudanese in the U.S. diaspora to find ways to bring peace and change in South Sudan. She hopes to one day become a U.S. ambassador to South Sudan.

Lavina holds a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Washington in International Studies with minors in Human Rights and Political Science. She also recently completed a Master’s in International Affairs and Development with a regional specialization in Africa from the Elliott School of International Affairs at the George Washington University. In her spare time, Lavina enjoys going to the gym, reading current events, and learning Modern Standard Arabic (MSA).