Lora Stephens

Lora Stephens

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Lora Stephens

Project Consultant

Lora Stephens is a Project Consultant at Transform Consulting Group. Prior to joining the Transform Consulting Group team, Lora served as the Vanderburgh County project manager at 4C of Southern Indiana for On My Way Pre-K, Indiana’s state-funded pre-K program.

She earned a Master of Science in Education from Bank Street College in New York City and holds a Bachelor of Arts in psychology from the University of Notre Dame. Lora has always been passionate about helping others. She volunteered in a variety of settings throughout high school and college, until becoming focused on education and improving the lives of children. After graduating from college, Lora spent two years as a volunteer teacher at a school in New York City that serves low-income families. While teaching middle school and working for a youth mentoring program in Evansville, IN, she became increasingly interested in improving programs and policy. She learned more about program improvement and policy while working on a feasibility study of using Pay for Success financing (or social impact bonds) to expand access for low-income children to Vanderburgh County’s pre-K programs.

Lora enjoys working at Transform Consulting Group because of the opportunities to improve programs and positively impact the lives of children in many communities.

Fun Fact: Lora loves to travel. Two of her favorite trips were to Guam where she learned to scuba dive and Iceland where she hiked on a glacier.
Favorite Food: Avocado—in sandwiches, on salads—and, of course, guacamole!
Favorite Quote:  “Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.” –Martin Luther King, Jr.