Experiencing poverty at a young age gave Lorraine a strong sense of justice early in life and drove her to work hard as a waitress and earn a bachelor’s degree in psychology from BIOLA university in Los Angeles.

Though she was recruited into corporate sales right out of college, Lorraine knew she wanted to directly make a difference in the world. In 2008, after years in the corporate sector, she made the move to full time non-profit work. Since then, she’s worked for several incredible non-profits in three states, focusing on issues such as international poverty, domestic homelessness, and sexual violence.

She now serves as Vice President, Community Relations at Sexual Assault Center and in May 2022 earned her Masters in Public Service Management from Cumberland University.