Originally from Chihuahua, Mexico, Lorena emigrated to Santa Fe, NM, in 1995 where she adapted easily into the community. Lorena worked for many years in the hospitality industry while learning English, raising two children, and buying her first house. Lorena served as a board member for The Santa Fe Community Housing Trust for several years becoming a staff member in November of 2020. Lorena plans on obtaining her counseling certificates with the goal of helping the Hispanic community to purchase their first home. She enjoys nature, cycling, horse back riding and reading.