Professional Profile: Elizabeth Lion 2020

Elizabeth Lion

Name: Elizabeth Lion

Title: Director of Communications

Company: The Doe Fund

Location: New York, NY

Birthplace: Manhattan, NY

Education: Columbia College BA Spanish

First job: Spanish Teacher

First job in real estate or allied field: Executive writer, The Doe Fund 1996-2006 and I returned in 2019

What do you do now and what are you planning for the future? I am currently the director of communications at The Doe Fund. My career has been with human service nonprofits and I can’t see myself doing anything dramatically different. I want to use my talent as a writer to advance social, racial and economic justice now more than ever.

How do you unwind from a busy day? I watch mindless reality TV shows like “90-Day Fiancé” and “Married at First Sight”

Favorite book or author: “Lolita”

Favorite movie: “Shopgirl” 

Last song/album that you purchased/downloaded? “La Tirana” by La Lupe

One word to describe your work environment: Creative

Rules to live by in business: In my line of work it is essential to find the perfect balance between drama with data–tug at the heart strings, but also demonstrate efficacy and outcomes

If you could invite one person to dinner (living or dead, but not related to you) who would it be and where would you go?:MLK – I would let him pick and I would be too enthralled by his every word to eat.

What is your DREAM job? (something other than your current job):Food Critic