LySaundra Campbell (she/her) is a storyteller and curator, and serves as Prevention Institute’s Communications Director. Before joining PI, she spent more than a decade on violence prevention education and strategic communications with local, state, and national gender justice organizations, including the National Women’s Law Center, National Network to End Domestic Violence, Missouri Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence, and the Tennessee Coalition to End Domestic and Sexual Violence.
LySaundra has provided training and developed communications strategies on various issues including, economic justice, trauma-informed advocacy, restorative justice, violence prevention within faith communities, and creative activism. Additionally, she spent several years as a piano and orchestra teacher in Missouri, Tennessee, and South Florida, and continues to be an advocate for using the creative arts as a catalyst for social change.
Inspired by Prevention Institute’s THRIVE Model, LySaundra created Social Soundtrack in 2018, a brand dedicated to community, storytelling, and healing across the African Diaspora through creative art and cultural expression. She’s dedicated to creating stories that dignify BIPOC lives and are rooted in justice and joy.
LySaundra studied sociology and music performance at the University of Missouri-Columbia and was a 2021 Anaphora Writing Residency Fellow. Her work has been published in The New Territory Magazine, The Witness Black Christian Collective, Sojourners, Permission to Write, 21Ninety, Blavity, Carefree Magazine, among others.
LySaundra is based in New York City. When she’s not thinking about comms strategies, she is with family and friends, curating playlists, reading (but rarely finishing) a book, and figuring out plant parenthood.