Iris Dooling, Segal Fellow

Iris Dooling

2009 CNCS Segal Fellow

Iris Dooling is the Senior Specialist for U.S. Affiliate Policy at Habitat for Humanity International. She is passionate about affordable housing and has been involved with Habitat for the past 15 years as a staff member and a volunteer. Her previous positions at Habitat include work as an Organizational Development Consultant for Thrivent Builds and Neighborhood Revitalization and as an AmeriCorps Program Specialist, where she managed Habitat’s AmeriCorps program in Louisiana after Hurricane Katrina. She has also served as a board member, committee member, intern, and construction volunteer at multiple Habitat affiliates. She was honored to be the 2010 Eli Segal Fellow at the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) and later to serve on the Advisory Board of the Eli J. Segal Citizen Leadership Program. After completing her fellowship, she continued to work in disaster services and performance measurement at CNCS. She attended NYU’s Wagner School of Public Service, where she graduated with an MPA in Public and Nonprofit Management in 2014. While attending graduate school, Iris worked for AmeriCorps NCCC (National Civilian Community Corps), Taproot Foundation, and as a teacher’s assistant for financial management. She also participated in the FELS Public Policy Challenge, where her team was a school finalist for its proposed policy solution about gun control and mental health. A proud AmeriCorps Alum, Iris has served in Teach for America, Indiana Reading Corps, and Summerbridge/Breakthrough Collaborative. She graduated magna cum laude from DePauw University in 2006 with a BA in English Literature and French and a Conflict Studies minor.