Saudia LaMont (she/her)
Saudia is the owner of 3 Op’s Consulting (Optimism/Options/Opportunities) and is an organizer, advocate, facilitator, trainer, mother and racial equity/transformative justice consultant. She is committed to networking with community partners, identifying resources, and reinforcing connections to help create a stronger sense of community. Saudia has over 10 years of experience in her field. She combines a unique holistic approach with some traditional methods in her implementation and practice of embodiment, reflection, and actuality. She believes mutual understanding, communal healing, and collective wellness are the foundations for seeing each other’s humanity and creating social change.
Saudia is a graduate of Cornell University’s Diversity and Inclusion program, Leadership Lamoille, Bright Leadership Institute, Recovery Coach Academy, and she holds other certifications. She is a former infant and toddler care provider, founder of the youth program “Developing D.I.I.V.A.S. (Dignity Integrity Independence Virtue and Self-esteem), and a trained-trainer of Prevent Child Abuse VT’s “Care for Kids”, We Care Elementary, Safe-T, & Nurturing Healthy Sexual Development curricula. She has dedicated much of her life’s work to researching and supporting youth growth and development.
A former visionary director and chair of a local antiracism organization, Saudia currently sits on the Board of Directors at Laraway Youth and Family Services, Lamoille County Mental Health and is a member of their Children, Youth and Family Services standing committee (LCMHS). As a public speaker and workshop presenter, Saudia facilitates understanding of racial justice, health equity, housing access, survivor recovery, and restoring humanity.
As a Vermont Legislator, Saudia serves Vermont as the representative from the Lamoille-Washington District. She is an Emerge Vermont graduate and was a Rights and Democracy-endorsed candidate. Saudia was born and raised in Bronx, New York, and moved to Morrisville, Vermont in 1995.
Dedicated to family, youth, and community, self-motivated, and energetic with integrity, Saudia leads with love, always learning and growing along the way. Her personal mission in life is to help, uplift, support, and inspire anyone she may encounter, beginning with herself and her children. She wants her life’s work to be loving, inspiring, compassionate, encouraging, open, positive, supportive, memorable, comforting, sustainable, and lifechanging.
“Saudia is a compassionate and thoughtful community leader dedicated to ensuring all people have what they need to live and thrive.” ~ Congressman Peter Welch
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