Lulit Shewan

Research Assistant, Education, Labor, and Worker Justice
Policy expertise: 
Education, Labor & Worker Justice
Racial Equity

Lulit Shewan is a research assistant for CLASP’s Education, Labor, and Worker Justice team. She provides research support on policy solutions that promote the well-being and empowerment of the working class. Prior to joining CLASP, Lulit interned at the NAACP Legal Defense Fund within the Thurgood Marshall Institute where she worked on data briefs and updated legislation trackers, conducting qualitative research on policy issues related to the intersection of racial and economic justice. Lulit has also held several positions at the Youth Activism Project, a DC-based non-profit focused on uplifting youth-led social welfare campaigns. Within YAP, she worked as the Director of Media Relations before leading a mentorship program to assist young changemakers from across the country in their advocacy efforts. In college, Lulit led her campus’ fifteenth chapter of the NAACP as the President. Through this position, she was able to join her campus’ USAS chapter (United Students Against Sweatshops) and develop a campaign to increase wages for campus and graduate student employees, and overall work in solidarity with campus, state, and international labor justice movements. Lulit’s most abundant experience is in community-based organizing; she has organized around a number of social welfare issues including racial inequality, incarceration, labor, housing, poverty, and education. Lulit graduated magna cum laude from the University of Maryland, College Park with a bachelor’s degree in Public Policy.