Lorena Castillo - Communications & Marketing Director
Lorena Castillo is a Bay Area native with roots in Guadalajara, MX. She has a passion for working with youth, environmental education, civic engagement, and community arts.
In 2007 Lorena earned her degree in Professional Photography from Brooks Institute of Photography. In 2010 she worked at East Bay Center for the Performing Arts as an after-school educator in Richmond schools. She then began working for the New Leaf Collaborative as Internship and Outreach Coordinator, servicing the youth at Vicente Martinez High School. She worked seasonally with the park service for the last 9 years leading the Youth Conservation Corps. Through her experience working with the park service, she developed a passion for Richmond and it's rich history.
Currently she serves on the board for the Contra Costa County Resource Conservation District and the Martinez Kiwanis Club.
Lorena lives with her family in Martinez and has a one-year-old daughter named Paloma.
Lorena can be reached at Lorena@groundworkrichmond.org or (510)847-8431.