Lorena Valdez, M.A. 



Lorena has worked in the field of student services for over 25 years. She is passionate about fostering educational access and opportunity. Originally from East Los Angeles, Lorena has lived in the Bay Area for the past 34 years. She has been involved with the Transfer Student Center since it first opened in 1999.  Transfer students, she believes, bring a diversity of perspective and experience that make UC Berkeley an outstanding institution of higher learning.


M.A., International and Multicultural Education, University of San Francisco

B.A., English, University of California, Berkeley

B.A., Chicano Studies, University of California, Berkeley

Fun Facts:

I started my career at UC Berkeley by working as a tutor on campus.