Prior to joining JMA, Lorena worked at National Day Laborer Organizing Network (NDLON) for nearly a decade, working to amplify the voices of one of the most vulnerable populations affected by economic and racial injustice, day laborers. While at NDLON, Lorena served as Development Associate and in her most recent position, as Director of Administration.
Lorena is a first generation Chicana, proudly born and raised in Compton, California. In her free time, she enjoys traveling with her husband, trying as many new coffee shops as possible, weightlifting and trying to keep all her houseplants alive.
Lorena holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Los Angeles in Sociology with a double minor in Chicana/o Studies and Labor and Workplace Studies.