Lumir Lapray

Consultant, Tenzing
Paris, France

HIA Program:

France France 2014


Lumir Lapray grew up in a village of 70 and graduated from Sciences Po Lyon in Spring 2015, with a double Master’s in Public Policy and Urban Planning. She spent her last year as a visiting PhD student at UCLA to study international migration processes, and largely focuses on the racialized and gendered discourses surrounding immigration in France. Passionate about social justice, and especially women's rights, her action project took the form of a campaign to fund a program distributing free feminine hygiene products to women in homelessness. Upon graduation, she was selected to work as a Lantos Fellow and spent 5 months in the office of Juan Vargas (CA-51), handling labor issues, access to vote and women's rights. Now back in France, she works for the first strategy consulting firm to redistribute 80% of their benefits to non-profits. She created an organization, with other Senior Fellow Laura Cahier, to promote access to higher education to rural youth.