Lorena Lorena is a first generation Dominican Jersey girl. Sadie Nash Leadership Project has been her professional home for the last ten years where she has served in various capacities from program management to curriculum design to professional development and training.
She recently left full-time work at Sadie Nash to pursue an MFA degree in Design for Social Innovation at the School of Visual Arts. Lorena continues to consult with Sadie Nash, primarily as co-facilitator of the ELLA Fellowship program, supporting young people in launching their dream social justice projects. She is deeply committed to equity and liberation work, and works as a facilitator and trainer to center and elevate the voices of young people of color in a variety of educational and movement spaces.
Lorena is a Wesleyan University graduate where she studied Printmaking and Latin American Studies. Currently, she is an active member of the NJSEEDS Alumni Alliance, which prepares high-achieving, low-income youth in NJ gain admission to private schools and colleges across the county.
Lorena is also a working printmaker working in various media. She is passionate about the arts as a means for social change and is currently learning the many ways to print without a press and to dance without music.