Lori began working with Seeds of Peace in 2017 as a consultant for the 25th Anniversary Spring Benefit, and continued as part of the development and communication teams.
She brings over 15 years of experience working in journalism and communications, including television, print, audio, and digital platforms. Lori most recently served as a staff editor at The New York Times, where she also wrote articles for the Metro, Arts, and Home sections, as well as managed various social media and online platforms across the newsroom.
Prior to The Times, she was an associate producer, booker, and designer at the home design television program “The Nate Berkus Show” (Sony/Harpo), as well as worked as a reporter at various newspapers and magazines throughout Texas and Michigan. She currently is also an editorial advisor at her brother’s tourism and marketing company in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.
Lori holds a Bachelors of Journalism degree from the University of Texas in Austin, where she also minored in business and social sciences. She grew up on a horse farm in DeBerry, Texas (a “town” of 180 people located on the Texas/Louisiana border), and pursued a career in journalism out of an inherent desire to see and understand a larger slice of the world and the people within it. Though still in love with the power of journalism, she decided in 2017 that she was ready for life beyond the 24-hour newscycle. Through interviews, programs, and conversations with Seeds of Peace staff, alumni, and supporters, she is thrilled that now, more than ever, she is getting to hear and share stories about people working in incredible ways to mend and change the world.
She currently lives in Upper Manhattan with her husband, Ryan, and her sassy senior chihuahua, Freddy.