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Doctora Lorena Márquez
Creatress of #DinnerConDoctoras
Dra. Lorena Márquez began her new role at Cal State University, Los Angeles as the Director of their Cross Cultural Centers in August 2020. She worked on the campus of Cal Poly Pomona for over 16 years in multiple roles. In June 2016, she began her role in the Office of Student Success in the Division of Academic Affairs, where she developed a transfer sending culture with community college partners and a transfer receptive culture at Cal Poly Pomona.
Dra. Lorena Márquez is a first generation Chicana feminist, scholar practitioner. Using frameworks of critical race theory and LatCrit Theory to center her work on intersectionality, access, student success and equity.
Dra. Lorena uses an asset-based lens to create inclusivity for Latinx parents and students throughout the K-20 educational pipeline. Guided by her research, she focuses on community leaders, faculty, staff and administrators and their role and responsibility to engage parents and families to create college going familias by institutionalizing culturally relevant practices to cultivate Latinx student success. Her familia-style leadership creates collective approaches to build community.
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