Do you know Dora?

Dora Muhammad is our much respected Events & Communications Coordinator for the Northern Virginia Building Industry. We’ll be honest, she ensures any time there might just be a cog in the wheel as we work hard to achieve success and all the to-do’s leading up to each year’s GALA, well…Dora is our fixer!

Dora has worked in the communications and advocacy fields for over 20 years. She is an artist, author and advocate for women’s, children’s and human rights. She earned a Bachelor’s of Arts in Journalism and Documentary Photography, with a concentration in Magazine Production and completed her photography thesis at Dartington School of the Arts in Devon, England.

Additionally, she has worked as an arts administrator for Autograph-ABP (Association of Black Photographers) while studying International Law and Human Rights at the University of London. Dora also earned her Master of Public Administration and has extensive work in government relations and public policy formation in the U.S. and the Caribbean, through her work with the National Policy Alliance and as Chair of the Women’s Leadership Initiative for the Institute of Caribbean Studies. A daughter of Indo-Caribbean immigrant parents, Dora is a native New Yorker who resides in Woodbridge. She is a member of the inaugural Prince William County Arts Council Poet Laureate Circle and was named among the 2014 Top 40 Under 40 by Leadership Prince William and Potomac Local.

We’re lucky to have Dora on our side!

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