Lore sees education as a powerful tool to bring about socially just development and advancement. Lore left their home country of Venezuela at age and has lived on four continents and nine different countries. Identifying as a diasporic Colombo-Venezuelan, fat, queer, womyn of color, with an invisible disability, during this constant translocation Lore has seen how their identities are read differently based on the sociocultural environments they inhabit. These experiences at the intersection of different and ever-changing identities have fostered in Lore a dedication to developing opportunities that advance inclusion, diversity, equity, accessibility, and social justice within the specific cultural contexts they are placed in.
Lore has focused their professional experience towards advancing better practices within academic institutions and organizations; creating programs that ground IDEAS concepts to multicultural and transnational contexts; and developing culturally sensitive workshops on gender, sexuality, and anti-racist practices while fostering safe learning spaces.
Lore holds a B.A. in International Studies and Political Science from Middlebury College (USA), a Graduate Certificate in LGBT Health, Policy, and Practice from the George Washington University (USA), and an Erasmus Mundus Joint Master’s Degree in Women and Gender Studies from the Central European University (Hungary/Austria) and the Universidad de Granada (Spain).
In their spare time, Lore can usually be found in their kitchen producing all sorts of delicious treats, reading historical fiction and bad young adult novels, or giving into their niece’s every whim.