Lo joins the Providence RI team by way of her hometown, Chicago IL, where she spent the past few years teaching at a private academy & preschool working with 2-5 year old future leaders of America. Prior to that, her initial introduction with working in a school atmosphere was through a work-study program at a historically black boarding high school she attended called The Piney Woods School. Her positions were the assistant and receptionist to the Vice President and Provost as well as preschool caregiver. This led to what would be 10+ years working with students from cradle to career.
During her Undergrad career she worked at the Center for Transformative Learning as senior office staff focusing on events, workshops, presentations and overall student support. Outside of that she was a creative writing TA with the English Department. As Event Coordinator she realized students and community members had a strong desire to learn more about how to publish or work in the publishing industry on an independent level which lead to Lo creating the first independent publishing conference at her college, and, later co-founding Bobtown Arts, a non-profit Artist in Residency where artists from the Appalachian region have access to the land and its facility to create independently and collaboratively with other artists through fellowship. Overall, Lo has a passion for ensuring underprivileged groups have access to resources and avenues that will contribute to their passions, beliefs, growth, career path and overall personal journey.
Lo attended Berea College where she double majored in English with a concentration in Creative Writing and Communications with and emphasis in Documentary Film. During this period in her life she was introduced to civics engagement, social entrepreneurship, an activism through a fellowship program EPG (Entrepreneurship for the Public Good) and organizations like the BSU (Black Student Union), PULSE (Pride, Unity, Love, & Social Equality) and The Harvey Milk Society. She will be serving as a Brown VISTA Fellow with the Providence RI team and looks forward to being an asset as well as learning how to better support Democracy Coaches as they delve into action civics engagement with our partnered schools.