Hello everyone, and welcome to the first post of the LPA Blog! We are so excited to begin this project of ours, which has been in the making for about more than a year, and we are ready to get cooking!

You may be wondering: “Who are these people?” A little bit of background about us, the blog creators: Lakshmi Shyamakrishnan is a student at the University of Maryland, currently pursuing a MS degree in Marketing Analytics. She is passionate about diversity and inclusion, and plans to use her education to work in People Analytics in HR, to create more inclusive corporate recruitment and selection practices. Sandy Taylor has been working with LPA for 13 years, as LPA’s Program Manager and Conference Management Committee Chair. Sandy is passionate about the dwarfism community, connecting with new members, and truly highlighting the community’s diverse stories and bringing members together.