Lywana Dorzilor


“Life is very short and what we have to do must be done in the now.” – Audre Lorde

Area of Expertise: Facilitating dialogues and creating safe spaces

Dream Destination: Africa (Top 3: Rwanda, Algeria, Benin)

Education: B.A in International Studies and History from CUNY City College of New York

Soundtrack of my Life: A Seat at the Table by Solange, Kompa, currently Afro-beats, Podcast (rec. 1619 & The Stoop).

Guilty Pleasures: Memes, Astrology, and online quizzes that tell me what salad or season I am.

Hobbies: Exploring different NYC neighborhoods, Reading, Listening to Podcast

Why I care about making Breakthroughs happen: I care about making Breakthroughs happen because children, like my sister and cousins, deserve to have an equal opportunity no matter the families they are born into.