Project Manager, Maryland Network Against Domestic Violence
Ayana Wallace is a Project Manager on the Maryland training team, for the Maryland Network Against Domestic Violence. Prior to transitioning to the MD training team, Ayana worked with MNADV’s Lethality Assessment Program and was responsible for managing several national sites on the implementation of the Lethality Assessment Program-Maryland Model (LAP) as part of the Domestic Violence Homicide Prevention Demonstration Initiative (DVHPDI), an Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) funded initiative that aims to measure domestic violence homicide prevention in selected sites nationwide. Ayana graduated from Dickinson College with her Bachelor’s degree in Women’s and Gender Studies and minors in English, History, and Creative Writing. She went on to obtain her Master’s from Towson University, with a degree in Women’s and Gender Studies. Throughout her time at Towson University, Ayana focused her area of research on violence in communities of color, specifically intimate partner violence, sexual violence, reproductive coercion, and medicalized racism. Ayana has studied extensively the theory and every day implications of privilege, oppression, and intersectionality; including the work of Patricia Hill Collins, Audre Lorde, bell hooks, and more. She considers herself to be a womanist and aims to always be intersectional in her approach and to highlight the experiences of victims who have been marginalized.