Lorena Garcia Duran
Director for the Ashoka Support Network
Lorena is the Director for the Ashoka Support Network in the US. She joined the Ashoka team in Mexico and Central America in 2008. While in Mexico she co-lead the largest philanthropic effort in the country named “Iniciativa Mexico”. This brought together for the first time in Mexico´s history major communication corporations to invest the largest economic figure into the social sector. In 2009 she launched Ashoka efforts in Miami making it one of the hubs of Ashoka´s efforts. To date Miami hosts the largest community of ASN members in the US, two Changemaker Campus and has become a strategic spot for Ashoka Fellows from all over the world. Before joining Ashoka, Lorena worked in the private sector as an Executive Director for an international textile company. She has a degree in Audiovisual Communications at the Universidad Pontificia de Salamanca, Spain. She also studied French at La Sorbonne in Paris, France and has lived in four different countries since she turned eighteen.