Lorena Moreno (she/ella) has over a decade of advocacy and administrative experience across academic, nonprofit, and government settings. Her drive in supporting others to thrive, particularly in her native Spanish language, has taken her to a variety of opportunities from helping teach at a Spanish Immersion Program in the city of Folsom to serving as an emergency services case manager for domestic violence survivors in Fresno County. Moreno most recently served as the Operations Manager, Domestic Violence Liaison, and translator at the San Francisco Arts Commission. One of her major accomplishments was for the Community Investments Program in developing policies and procedures to streamline grant contracting processes using data-driven research and community feedback with a deep focus on racial equity and accessibility. She earned a certificate in Grant Writing and Management through California State University, Fresno, and served as a grant review panelist for the Houston Arts Alliance in 2021. Moreno joined the Center for Cultural Innovation (CCI) in October 2022 to serve as the Systems and Grants Manager.
Born and raised in Fresno, CA, Moreno is a first-generation Chicana currently based in Oakland, CA. As an artist, Moreno utilizes painting as a means of expressing her experience living within two cultures. She has shown in cities throughout California with her first solo exhibition, Recuerdos, in Sacramento. Moreno received her B.A. in Art and B.A. in Chicano and Latin American Studies from California State University, Fresno.