Lori Robinson

Founder, Executive Director

Lori Robinson (she/her/hers) is the Founder and Executive Director of VidaAfrolatina. A bilingual African American, she worked as a journalist for 25 years and is the author of “I Will Survive: The African-American Guide to Healing from Sexual Assault and Abuse.” In addition to covering sexual violence extensively, she reported on Black communities in Latin American countries for two decades. Her work has been published in the Washington Post, The Root, Ebony.com, Detroit Free Press, Chicago Tribune and several national magazines. Lori served on the Board of Directors of When and Where I Enter, Inc., a Houston-based fund that awarded grants to 17 Black women’s organizations in nine Latin American countries and Puerto Rico over a period of nine years. She is one of 35 fellows selected from a pool of more than 2,800 applicants from 155 countries to win a coveted 2018 Echoing Green Fellowship to develop and launch VidaAfrolatina. A proud HBCU graduate, Lori holds a bachelor’s degree in English and Spanish from Spelman College and a master’s degree in journalism from New York University.