As the programs coordinator, Julia Lo works closely with the president and program officer on the Vilcek Prizes, supporting the development of the prize parameters, the coordination of the annual awards gala, and the administration of the application process, database maintenance, and more.
Ms. Lo brings years of experience in arts management to the position. Previously, at The Studio Museum in Harlem, she managed major fundraisers and development events, which raised over $6 million in funds since she joined the museum in 2014. Ms. Lo has also held internships and full-time roles with cultural organizations such as Sotheby’s, Penguin Random House, Cool Culture, and the Battery Park City Parks Conservancy, where she gained experience in creating content and developing arts education programs.
In her spare time, she applies her knowledge of the arts in service of the public good. A member of the Colby College Museum of Art’s Board of Governors, Ms. Lo helps steer the institution by strategizing engagement opportunities. As a former Posse Foundation Scholar, she now serves as a writing coach for pre-collegiate incoming scholars.
The daughter of immigrants who stressed the value of music and art, Ms. Lo is especially passionate about the Vilcek Foundation’s mission. She graduated from Colby College with a bachelor’s degree in English and Creative Writing, and she is a poet, a native New Yorker, and a snack enthusiast.