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Hispanic Heritage Month Keynote featuring Kat Lazo

Monday, 18 October, 2021

The Cross Cultural Center for Global Citizenship and OASIS are proud to present Spotify's The Get Up, Kat Lazo, as the Hispanic Heritage Month keynote speaker on Monday, Oct. 18 via Zoom at 6 p.m.

The Colombian-Peruvian New Yorker has made a name for herself as the Internet's favorite no-nonsense Latina who tells it how it is -- in front of and behind the camera. She transitioned her popularity as a YouTuber into a thriving career as a video producer. With more than eight years of digital video production experience, her work has been featured by The New York Times, Huffpost, Latina Magazine and Buzzfeed just to name a few.

As a host, Lazo has worked and partnered with the likes of U by Kotex, Thrillist and Bustle. As a video producer for the Latino digital platform Mitú, she is most known for her series The Kat Call. She developed and hosted the series, where she debunked taboos and misconceptions about the Latino community. Within three seasons, the series has garnered more than 20 million views. As an associate producer, Lazo has traveled Latin America and the Caribbean for a feature documentary about Reggaetón by Mass Appeal and Universal Music. She continued traveling, but this time across the U.S. exploring "the vibrant world of Latinx culture" as the host of Thrillist's Barrio USA.

Currently, Lazo is the host of Spotify’s flagship morning show The Get Up. Members of the SLU community may register for Kat Lazo's keynote address in advance online.