Born in the Cape Verde Islands, Lauraberth Lima is a New York based Consultant, Health Advocate and Activist who works to create equitable spaces in cultural institutions that empower families and youth to realize their full potential. After 10 years working as an Educator and Community Engagement specialist, Lima is currently enrolled in the Pre-Medical Studies program at The City College of New York. Lima has also served as a Researcher at Mount Sinai Adolescent Health Center, and earned her MFA, Photography and Lens Based Media from the School of Visual Arts.

Lauraberth is a founding member of the arts education organization, The Love Yourself Project, NYC, 501(c)3. She serves on the Advisory Board of Making Gay History and is a member of Stonewall 50 Consortium. Lima is also a founding member of The Committee to Empower Voices for Healing and Equity (led by NYC DCLA). Recently, Lima managed Family and Community Engagement Programs as well as the Internship In Museum Education Program at the Museum of the City of New York. She has also worked as the Family Programs Coordinator at the Brooklyn Museum, Family Programs Educator at the Whitney Museum of American Art, Education Director at the Boys and Girls Club of Boston, Teaching Artist with the Healing Arts Initiative, and Lead UPK Teacher in a Brooklyn Head Start program. 

Lima has collaborated with several institutions including The Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian New York, New York City Department of Education, New York Public Library, New Museum Ideas City Festival, Rush Arts Philanthropic, New York City Museum Educator Roundtable Conference Planning Committee, Brooklyn Academy of Music,The Center, Friends of the Highline, Cool Culture, and Museum Hue.

Lauraberth specializes in the areas of Community Engagement, Health Equity, Early Childhood Education, Museum Education, Art Education and programming for LGBTQI+/Gender Non-conforming communities.

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