Dr. Douroux, daughter of the late Rev. Earl A. Pleasant and Mrs. Olga Pleasant, was educated in the Los Angeles public school system. She then attended Southern University and obtained a B.A. degree at California State University, Los Angeles. She earned an M.S. degree, obtained teaching credentials, and an advanced Master’s Degree at the University of Southern California. Her Ph.D. was earned at the University of Beverly Hills. During her 13-year career with Los Angeles City Schools, Dr. Douroux served as an elementary school teacher, guidance counselor, and school psychologist.
Her professional education career was one of two major aspects of Dr. Douroux’s life. The other began at an early age when she performed as an accompanist with the children’s choir at a Baptist church where her father served as pastor. She went on to become the accompanist for the Sunday School Baptist Training Union and the Young People’s Choir. For 12 years she was director and accompanist for the Young Adult Choir and Orchestra at Mount Moriah Baptist Church, Los Angeles. During these years, Dr. Douroux was influenced by her love for Gospel music.
She composed hundreds of Gospel music renditions. Many have become world known and are performed by leading vocalists, instrumentalists, and recording stars. Many of these songs are frequently aired over Gospel radio and television stations throughout the United States.