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Lorena Lopera

Vice President, Advancement and External Relations

Lorena Lopera is the Vice President for Advancement and External Relations where she leads all aspects of the organization’s resource development and philanthropic approach. Lorena has dedicated her career to leveraging relationships to resource quality educational opportunities for youth and families. She most recently served as Executive Director at Latinos for Education, New England and is a veteran of local organizations focused on expanding educational access for Latinx youth and students of color, including Roxbury-based Sociedad Latina, Epiphany School, and La Vida, Inc. Lorena has also served in roles at national organizations including Building Excellent Schools, City Year, and the Posse Foundation. She is an outgoing member of the Boston School Committee as well as EdVestors’ Governing Board. Lorena is a proud BPS parent and first generation immigrant from Colombia who resides in Jamaica Plain.