Lorena is a Jersey girl born to Dominican immigrants. She is deeply committed to equity and liberation work, and to centering and elevating the voices of young people of color in educational and movement spaces. She is currently wearing many hats and enjoying them all: facilitator, trainer, consultant, educator, crafter, and graduate student. She is working closely with the ELLA Fellowship program at Sadie Nash Leadership Project supporting young people in launching their dream social justice projects.
Sadie Nash Leadership Project has been her professional home over the last 8 years where she has served in various capacities in the areas of program management, curriculum design, professional development and training. Lorena graduated from Wesleyan University with a Bachelor’s degree in Studio Art and Latin American Studies, and is currently currently pursuing a MFA degree in Design for Social Innovation at the School of Visual Arts. She is passionate about the arts as a means for social change and is always learning and seeking ways to make art and build community. Lorena loves breakfast any time of day, fresh flowers, plants of all sizes, traveling, making zines and scribbling poems.