Lola Smith graduated with an Associates Degree in Human Services in 2007 from the College of Menominee Nation. In 2009 she earned her Bachelors degree in Social Work from the University of Wisconsin Green Bay. Lola currently works at Reach Counseling as the Coordinator and victim advocate of the Native American Program. She facilitates a Native American Women’s Talking Circle located at Harbor House helping those wishing to heal from their cycle of abuse. Her passion and future goal is in the AODA field working with incarcerated women, she someday hopes to reduce the amount of recidivism within the Native communities.
Lola is currently involved with the Community Coordinated Response Team (CCR) for Winnebago Co. and the Oneida Tribe. She is also committed to the development of a SART (Sexual Assault Response Team) on the Oneida Reservation. Lola is a board member of the Women of Color Advisory Committee of the Fox Valley (WOCAC). Lola will start working on her Masters Degree in Social Work in the fall of 2011 at the Helen Bader School of Social Welfare University of Milwaukee.
Lola resides on the Oneida Reservation she has 4 children, 3 daughters and a son she enjoys spending time with her grandsons, Easton and Taylor, while patiently waiting on the arrival of her granddaughter.