Lorena Salazar




A quintessential learner, Lorena Salazar recently completed a year of doctoral studies, in Twice Exceptionality & Cognitive Diversity, Bridges Graduate School. She previously completed over 60 units of doctoral studies, A.B.D. in Learning & Instruction, University of San Francisco. Lorena, completed her graduate studies in Mild to Moderate Disabilities, California State University Northridge. In undergrad she majored in Journalism with a minor in Chicano Studies.


Lorena, brings over twenty years of educational leadership, research and teaching to Fusion. She has served as an administrator of private schools in San Francisco and Los Angeles. Taught University courses as an adjunct at the University of San Francisco and San Jose State University. Joined educational research teams in Florida, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Santa Barbara and Los Angeles. Her love of teaching was developed in her early days, working with marginalized communities from Los Angeles to San Francisco.

Fun Facts and Hobbies

  • Prior to joining Fusion, Lorena took a three year, “creative sabbatical” to pursue her avocations; Building out an International Film Festival, Producing for Public Radio, Writing and Seeking Grants to support Arts & Culture Programming.
  • Enjoys collecting various leisure memberships; Equinox, Soho House, Erewhon.
  • Loves, her little rescue dog Barbie, coffee, and the arts.