Berlanti "Lola" Rizkallah

About Lola

I am a docent at Rancho Los Alamitos, an Historic Ranch and Gardens in Long Beach, California. I hold an MBA with a concentration in Accounting. My career was in accounting and finance, where I managed the finances for a community college. I grew up in Egypt, land of the Pharaohs, and my first memories were visiting the Pyramids, the Sphinx, the old temples and the Egyptian Museum. The love and appreciation of history and art is in my genes. I enjoy being a docent at Rancho Los Alamitos as I am able to bring old California history alive to our guests by taking them through the Ranch House, barns and gardens, telling the story of the families that lived there. I love being a volunteer and giving our guests a memorable experience whether they are adults, students or young children. It takes all of us to make the world a better place.

My Connection with the NDSC

I attended my first symposium in Washington D.C. in 2019. I became aware of this organization when colleagues attended Montreal 2017. I applied for the NDSC education grant and I was honored and humbled to receive it. Many members of the Council leadership reached out to me. They were absolutely kind, welcoming and considerate individuals. They encouraged me to apply for a position on the Council, and I was honored to be appointed to a position that will allow me to best serve the NDSC by ensuring the continued financial sustainability of the Council. I totally enjoyed the symposium as I gained knowledge and expertise that I will be able to share with Rancho docents and guests.

 

Additional Info

  • Docent Since: 2016
  • Elected: 2019
  • Museum Name: Rancho Los Alamitos, Long Beach, CA
  • Museum Photo: Museum Photo

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