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Skills

Skills

Fluent in Spanish, French

Work History

Work History
Dec 2013 - Present

Communications Press Deputy

Los Angeles County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas

As communications and press deputy, Lorenza has helped brainstorm ideas for coverage on a variety of issues on all media fronts including television, social media, print and radio. She has deep connections among Los Angeles journalists, the largest media market in the United States. In addition, she has helped formulate media strategy for major policy initiatives. She is active on Twitter. 

Jun 1994 - Feb 2008

Staff Writer

Los Angeles Times

Wrote more than 1,200 stories on a variety of topics. Covered politics, law enforcement, courts, breaking news and the entertainment industry. Stories ranged from dailies to in-depth pieces for the newspaper’s weekend editions and magazine. Traveled on assignments to various cities in the United States, Europe and Latin America. 

Opinion writer: Los Angeles Times

Education

Education
Aug 1989 - Jun 1993

BA

UC Berkeley

Lorenza graduated with honors from UC Berkeley with a thesis on racial politics in Los Angeles after the 1992 Civil Unrest. Her advisors on the project included Professor Bruce Cain, director of the University of California Washington Center, based in the nation's capital.

From 1989-1992, Lorenza was a member of the UC Berkeley Div. 1 Swim Team, where she qualified as an NCAA Finalist, was a member of the Pac 10 All-Academic Team and an Academic All-American. 

An internationally ranked, competitive swimmer, Lorenza swam in international competitions such as the Pan American Games, World Championships and Pan Pacific Games from 1980-1992.

She was among the elite who trained with U.S. Olympic coach Mark Schubert when he was the head coach of the country's top swim team, the Mission Viejo Nadadores.