Myrna Cabán Lezcano
Associate Director of Education & Cultural Organizing | The High Line
Myrna Cabán Lezcano is a queer Boricua healing artist, educator, cultural organizer and former DJ. She brings 10 years of experience in arts and social justice education, community organizing, and leadership development. Myrna migrated to the U.S. at 9 years old and was the first college graduate in her family. She completed three years of training in spiritual herbalism and yoga, as well as an urban gardening program from Brooklyn Botanic Garden. Myrna also holds an M.S. in Urban Policy and Nonprofit Management. When she’s not playing records or making medicine, she’s organizing healing spaces with Casitas Wisdom.
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