Lawrencina Mason Oramalu is a committed, conscientious, compassionate and creative change agent, who has dedicated her career to developing programs, building partnerships, and enforcing policies designed to help students reach their full potential. Although an attorney by profession, Lawrencina’s passion is education. She currently serves as a Program Manager for the National Alliance for Partnerships in Equity (NAPE), which works to build educators’ capacity to implement effective solutions for increasing student access, educational equity and workforce diversity.
Before relocating to Texas, Lawrencina served as the Director of the Office of Equity & Diversity for the Minneapolis Public Schools (MPS), where she worked with teachers, principals, district leaders and board members to address equity and diversity issues in the district. While at MPS, Lawrencina managed several student equity initiatives, including the Social Justice Fellows, which was developed in partnership with the district’s Social Studies Department, Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID), and College and Career Readiness.
Prior to working in K-12, Lawrencina held several positions in higher education, including Associate Director of the University of Minnesota’s Roy Wilkins Center for Human Relations & Social Justice, EEO Consultant in the University’s EEOA Office, and as the Director of Multicultural Affairs at William Mitchell College of Law. Lawrencina earned her BA from Rice University, MA from the University of Minnesota, and JD from William Mitchell College of Law.