Lakaya Renfrow, 

Principal Consultant

Lakaya Renfrow is the Principal Consultant and Founder of The Proximity Collective. She believes true cultural understanding, vulnerability, and a willingness to get uncomfortable, are foundational in shifting how diversity initiatives are executed in the workplace. Lakaya is a passionate diversity, equity and inclusion specialist who has experience in conducting identity awareness workshops, implicit bias training, and leading dialogues that focus on dismantling systems of oppression centered around race and gender. She received her BA from Michigan State University, where she focused on Title IX and Gender Equity in Sports. From there, she moved to Washington, D.C. and obtained her Masters from Georgetown University. At Georgetown, Lakaya focused on International Relations and how communities reconcile and heal from post-racial violence and trauma.