Lizzy Kaval (she/they) is a connector and weaver of people and information, working to support and empower staff to center equity and justice in their work. Kaval believes we can reimagine new ways of interacting with each other and the world by adopting a shared analysis of the root causes of climate change. Bringing over 10 years of experience in the non-profit sector, Kaval has worked with executive and program-level leadership and collaborated with hundreds of staff in DEI spaces to advance important racial equity goals. In addition to their lived experience of being queer and neuro diverse, Kaval brings with them an interdisciplinary academic background in cultural anthropology, sociology, and gender and sexuality studies. Kaval currently leads the DEI Plan Implementation initiative for the People & Communities program, working alongside a diverse coalition of staff to implement a staff-designed and BIPOC-centered DEI Plan for the program. She has also contributed to the continued evolution of the Resilient Communities program, including providing strategic support to management and the reimagining of our partner-focused work aimed towards building collective power to ensure that all renters live in homes that are affordable and healthy.