Lulama received her B.A. in International Development and Social Change (2016) and her Master’s Degree in Community Development and Planning (2017) from Clark University in Worcester, Massachusetts. Her MA thesis focused on the lack of representation of diverse African narratives in children's literature and its impact on achievement for diasporic learners. Lulama has vast experience in youth work and creative arts community activism in the United States and Southern Africa. As a spoken word poet and storyteller, she works to honor the intersectional histories of Black and Brown lineages in order to uphold dignity and healing.
Lulama is also dedicated to food sovereignty and the decolonization of existing food systems to create more equitable and sustainable pathways for the human and nonhuman world. As a socio-cultural anthropologist, Lulama's research explores food sovereignty work, historically and contemporarily, within African diasporic communities in the US and how traditions of art and ceremony are vehicles for healthy food futures.