"The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new "
As a FILMMAKER , Doria seeks to uplift underrepresented stories. Her award-winning documentary feature, The Refugees of Shangri La, has screened all over the world and has been granted support by the United Nations and the State Department. The film has screened in festivals and in prestigious educational institutions, the world over, and, more importantly, has helped voice the unknown plight of the former Bhutanese Refugees Communities, creating a tool for healing, justice and aiding transition to their resettlement communities. Her journalism has been published in the International Organization for Migration’s Magazine (IOM). She has been interviewed for Smithsonian Magazine, Himalaya Magazine and has been featured on NPR.
As a theater artist, Doria has worked internationally as an actress, singer and collaborator. A self described "closet archeologist", Doria loves working with living history museums to bring walls of the past to life through theater. Doria believes that the museums have a unique advantage as great big houses of inspiration, the provide an interdisciplinary and immersive landscape where which to ask life’s big questions on what it means to be alive and how to act.
Doria is a long term company member of the tall-ship theater vagabonds of The Caravan Stage Company. With “The Caravan” she has toured all over Europe, The US and Canada helping them to produce over 7 new shows over the course of 12 years.
Avid traveler and seasonal bird, Doria has been to over 50 countries and is often playing Carmen Sandiego with her loved ones.
She holds an advanced wine certification from the Wine and Spirit Education Trust, has a wine-travel- journalism parallel life, and a small vineyard that she planted during lock-down.
She has sung the National Anthem for Barack Obama.
She is a practicing Buddhist, yoga teacher and seeker of the mystic.
She holds a BFA in Drama from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts.
She believes in world peace.