Lorena is a Jersey girl born to Dominican immigrants. She is deeply committed to social justice work in communities of color and elevating the voices of young women of color. She first joined Sadie Nash in 2009 as a college Dean during the Summer Institute in Newark, NJ and has played a crucial role in the program development and growth of Sadie Nash in the City of Newark.
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.
Sadie Nash Leadership Project
Sadie Nash Leadership Project was founded in 2001 to promote leadership and activism among young women. The program is designed to strengthen, empower, and equip young women as agents for change in their lives and in the world.