Lorena was born in Michoacán, Mexico and immigrated with her family to the United States when she was 9 years old. Prior to joining ImmSchools, Lorena was the Managing Director of DACA Corps Member Support at Teach for America where she maintained a diverse range of functions supporting over 250 teachers across the country. Lorena was also teacher assistant in Bogota, Colombia and has been an activist for young undocumented students for over 10 years. Lorena’s passion for education equity comes from personal experience growing up as an undocumented student living in a low-income community in Texas. Lorena attended the University of Texas at Austin where she graduated with honors and received her degree in Government and Spanish Literature. She is currently pursuing a Master’s degree in Higher Education from Southern Methodist University. Lorena currently resides in Dallas, Texas.
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