Lauryn Mwale is a recent graduate of Edinburgh University. There, she studied Mathematics as one of ten Mastercard Foundation scholars. She is interested in youth leadership, intersectionality and representation issues. She has held various leadership positions in organizations such as AIESEC and ENACTUS and carried out research for businesses, NGOs and the Scottish Parliament. Topics she has studied include the response of youth civil society to COVID-19, female financial resilience and employment support for BAME women in Scotland.
Lauryn is the founder of Project Ignite Her, a digital social enterprise to support Black women in STEM. She is a member of the Stemettes community where she runs a space to discuss the experiences of Black women. Lauryn is currently working on a book titled The Shuri Effect about Black women in STEM to be published by New Degree Press later this year. She is a massive reader so ask for a book recommendation!