Lorri Olan Associate Director of Advising

Lorri Olan

Elrod Commons 315
540.458.8591
olanl@wlu.edu

Lorri assists students and alumni of all majors and career interests. Her advising focus areas are Pre-Law; Government & Public Policy; Non-Profit & Public Benefit; Arts & Design; and Publishing & Editing.

Lorri joined Career Development in 2013 and serves as the Associate Director of Advising and Pre-Law Advisor. She assists students from all majors with all phases of career development, from self-assessment, career exploration, and networking to preparing internship and job application materials and acing the interview. Lorri assists students in all interest areas but has an expertise in law, government, non-profit, arts, and editing fields.

Prior to joining Career Development, Lorri served as Director of Career Planning and Professional Development at W&L Law and lived in Florence, Italy with her family. She served as a permanent clerk for two judges on the Court of Appeals of Virginia, as Executive Director of Project Horizon, a rural domestic violence and sexual assault agency, as a trial court law clerk in Boston and as a Legal Assistant in New York City. Lorri is admitted to the bar in NY and VA, and she is MBTI and Strong certified.

A native of New York City, Lorri obtained her JD from Northeastern University School of Law and her BA from Oberlin College. She is on the Board of Lime Kiln and is Past President of the Alumni Association at Oberlin College and Montessori Center for Children. Lorri has presented at national conferences (for NALP and Equal Justice Works) and published several articles on working with LGBT students as well as those interested in nontraditional legal and public interest careers and clerking. Lorri and her husband, George Bent, live in Lexington and have three children.