Lulu’s passion for the diplomatic abilities of community empowerment lends itself to her role as Program Officer. Hailing from Melbourne, Australia, she is an avid traveler and loves the richness that cultural experience offer to personal and professional growth. Lulu has completed a study abroad tour in Bosnia, volunteered in Cambodia, and done an international exchange in San Diego (leading to her involvement with us) whilst pursuing a bachelor’s degree in International Relations at RMIT University, Australia. Prior to this position, she was an operations intern at the San Diego Diplomacy Council. She recently completed her Honors thesis, exploring how Smart City strategies can foster empowerment-based approaches within San Diego.