Experience: 11+ years
Education: B.S. in Advertising/Public Relations
Andraéa LaVant is a communications consultant and inclusion specialist with more than 10 years of experience working with programs that support youth and adults with disabilities and other underserved populations. Her professional roles and personal advocacy have presented her with a variety of notable opportunities to share messages and prompt change for people with disabilities across the globe.
At Concepts, Andraéa supports communications efforts for the Employer Assistance and Resource Network on Disability Inclusion (EARN) and the Campaign for Disability Employment (CDE), both funded by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP).
Andraéa’s work for both non-profit and private sector organizations has included managing national initiatives that increase and support engagement of people with disabilities in mainstream programs, and coordinating and overseeing multiple federally funded technical assistance and training centers designed to prepare young people with disabilities to transition from school to employment. She is adept at researching, writing, and training on youth development and employer-focused curricula (including briefs, guides and reports). She also has substantial experience developing strategic partnerships and facilitating successful and innovative practices within the disability field, including creating media messaging.
Andraéa received her bachelor of science in advertising/public relations from Middle Tennessee State University. Andraéa is a strong advocate for exploring disability from an intersectional lens and offers a unique perspective on the initiatives that she supports.