Originally from Mexico City. He grew up in Morelia, Michoacán and lived for many years in the city of Guadalajara. She has a Master’s in Public Administration from the University of North Carolina and a BA in International Relations from her Alma Mater, North Carolina State University.
Currently Lorena has her own company “Connecta Corporation”. She was the Director of Latin American programs for the Go Global NC organization linked to the North Carolina University System.
Likewise, Lorena is a member of the board of directors of La Cooperativa Latina and the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. More recently she was elected president of the Raleigh chapter of the Global Network of qualified Mexicans abroad.
For 12 years Lorena worked for North Carolina State University in the Department of Agriculture and Natural Sciences.
Lorena is the mother of three young people and lives in Raleigh with her daughter Andrea. His daughter Patricia graduated from UNC Greensboro with a Master’s degree in English and his son Stephan is a college student at UNC Greensboro. Lorena really enjoys traveling, meeting people, learning new languages, new cultures and ways of thinking. He is also passionate about connecting people through his projects, making changes that benefit entire communities to improve the quality of life of its inhabitants. Lorena speaks three languages; Spanish, English and Italian. She believes that North Carolina has the potential to become the first state in the nation with a unique model of global / cultural community integration.