Senior Director of Coalitions and Campaigns
Dora is Senior Director of Coalitions and Campaigns at Faith in Public Life. She directly manages our national coalition of faith leaders, supervises campaign work, and helps to inform strategy and partnerships. She is an inspiring thought leader and interfaith community builder who has devoted her life as a human rights champion, public policy advocate, and multidisciplinary artist to erasing unjust margins imposed on communities of color, women, and children.
Dora passionately synthesizes more than 25 years of experience leading public policy formation, community organizing, and multimedia messaging. Previous to her role at FPL, she served as the inaugural Associate Director of Faith Engagement at Planned Parenthood, and Engagement Director at the Virginia Interfaith Center for Public Policy. She leads The AWARE Project (Advocacy for Women’s Activism, Rights & Empowerment), and sits on the Program Board for the Institute of Caribbean Studies as its Ambassador to Women. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism and Documentary Photography; a Master of Public Administration; and is a doctoral candidate in public administration. She also holds a Certificate in Ministry and Theology from Princeton Theological Seminary and completed international law and human rights studies at the University of London.
A native New Yorker born to immigrant parents from the Caribbean, Dora resides in Virginia.