Doris Lo holds a Master of Science degree in Childhood Education from CUNY Hunter College and a Bachelor of Science degree in Classical Studies and Environmental Studies from Union College. She has nearly two decades of experience in the field of education, with a focus on advancing Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) and social justice programming in education systems.
Doris served as the Director of School-Based Operations with Morningside Center for Teaching Social Responsibility, a leading national SEL nonprofit organization. In this role, she was instrumental in supporting all aspects of grants and contracts management, training development, and program implementation. She managed contracts from the NYC Department of Education’s Office of School and Youth Development, coordinating training and professional development for educators across elementary, middle, and high schools. She also served as program manager for various private and publicly-funded grant projects, including the Investing in Innovation (i3) federal grant program and the Department of Youth and Community Development initiatives. Additionally, she played a pivotal role in the recruitment and hiring of staff developers and growing Morningside Center’s internal capacity to scale their reach.
Doris was an organizer of Morningside Center’s Courageous Schools Conference. Her efforts brought together impactful speakers, youth programming, and experiential SEL workshop programming to inspire and enrich 300 educators and school administrators through NYC. Beyond her work with schools, Doris also developed and organized regular virtual and in-person workshops to build the capacity of community-based programs in Social and Emotional Learning.
Prior to joining Morningside Center, Doris was Program Associate for the Initiative for Social and Emotional Learning at the NoVo Foundation where she managed a portfolio of grants and provided vital support in coordinating grantee convenings. Her responsibilities also extended to conducting research aimed at aligning NoVo’s strategic initiative to support girls.
Outside of her professional pursuits, Doris enjoys reading and learning. She enjoys improv comedy, writing, traveling, and cherishes moments spent with her family, including her husband and their dogs.