In 1993 Lorena began her nursing career as a general duty nurse in a medical ward at Burnaby Hospital. After gaining several years of experience in acute care, she transitioned to working in the community as a Home Health nurse with the Burnaby Health Department. After several years in home health, Lorena decided to pursue her dream of working internationally. She spent seven years working in Cameroon, West Africa, in primary health care education, and then teaching in a nursing school. She taught obstetric nursing and midwifery, and was the coordinator of the midwifery program. In 2011 Lorena returned to British Columbia and began working as a full-time nursing faculty in the BCIT BSN Program. She currently teaches Community Nursing and Family Nursing Theory.
1993- BSN from UBC
2004- Certificate in Nurse-Midwifery
Lorena is involved in the Curriculum Committee of the BCIT BSN program. She also likes reading, hiking and traveling.