Shai Vaz supports clients’ strategic communications efforts through media outreach and engagement. At WEST, she uses her passion for and experience working on issues of racial and gender equality to empower her clients to succeed.
Prior to joining WEST, Shai supported the communications teams at Megaphone Strategies and SKDKnickerbocker. She worked with social justice organizations including the National Black Justice Coalition (NBJC), the nation’s leading human rights organization for Black LGBTQ+ folk, TIME’S UP Legal Defense Fund, and the International Planned Parenthood Fund (IPPF). She assisted in drafting press releases and blog posts, and supported media relations.
Shai is a graduate of Howard University’s Cathy Hughes School of Communications. She is a master’s candidate at the George Washington University, with a research focus on the intersections of digital sex work and pop culture.