Program Assistant, Center for Behavioral Health and Justice
Lyz Luidens began working as a program assistant for the MI-REP and Opioid Treatment Ecosystems projects at CBHJ with a focus on data visualization in August 2019. Before coming to WSU, Lyz spent years working as a teaching artist through arts programming with a variety of non-profits, freelance graphic designer and printmaker, and cooperative housing community organizer. Lyz developed an interested in prison reform and the need for greater services for prisoners through teaching drawing classes in the Mound Correctional Facility in Detroit through the Prison Creative Arts Project. They approach all of this work with the idea of humanizing institutions in mind, and they are deeply committed to holistic institutional and community healing.
Lyz supports the Opioid Treatment Ecosystem and MI-REP initiatives across the state. Responsibilities include qualitative data collection and coding, data visualization for deliverables, and facilitating coordination with internal staff and community stakeholders.
Degrees and Certifications
- BFA, University of Michigan