LoLo Smith is from St. Louis where she earned a Bachelor's in education and completed 30 hours in a 39-hour M.B.A. program at St. Louis University while teaching at an elementary school.
LoLo relocated to the District of Columbia over 40 years ago. During her career she has held a number of challenging positions at Boeing, Howard University, the U.S. Department of Education and the DC Public Schools.
She has devoted a lot of her time to nonprofit management and has assisted numerous others with establishing tax exempt organizations. She is particularly proud of the fact that she is the co-founder of a nonprofit that has provided after-school and summer enrichment programs to over 1,000 children and youth during the past decade.
Through her nonprofit, she has published ten books for children. Though she places an emphasis on including characters of colors, her books are for everyone. She even has one in Spanish! She has also edited and published books of poems written by youth participating in programs sponsored by her nonprofit.
LoLo has one son who is also an educator and author.