Umi Asaka

Umi joined The Lucy Foundation team in 2017 as an intern and is now an integral part of the team. Having recently graduated with a Bachelor of Social Work from the University of Otago, Umi now works at Stopping Violence Dunedin, and at the Donald Beasley Institute as a Research Assistant on the Disabled Person-Led Monitoring of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. She has a lived experience of disability, and is very passionate about inclusion in society. After visiting the TLF team in Mexico, Umi is amazed at the outcomes of the Pluma Coffee project already, and is excited for much more to come.

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