Lorena Hernandez joined VMA as a Senior Associate in January 2014. She has more than 12 years of experience in community engagement, crisis management, and program development and implementation.
Lorena is responsible for implementing outreach programs, supporting the construction team, and developing informational materials for the Metro Crenshaw/LAX Transit Project. She manages the day-to-day stakeholder communication for Walsh Shea Corridor Constructors and actively participates in outreach strategy development and implementation including providing ample notification of construction activities and potential impacts to the general public.
In addition, Lorena advises the team on procedures and protocols to improve both construction mitigation and crisis management.
Prior to VMA, Lorena worked for Metro and several local communications firms gaining experience that spans transportation, case management, health and education. Lorena was part of the team that successfully delivered outreach campaigns on projects such as the Metro Gold Line Eastside Extension and the I-405 Sepulveda Widening Project.
Lorena is active in the community and has held various leadership positions with local non-profit organizations, including the American Cancer Society. She is a commissioner on the Commission on the Status of Women for the City of Pasadena and serves on the board of trustees for her son’s pre-school.
Lorena received her B.A. in Psychology and Spanish from Loyola Marymount University. She is bilingual in Spanish.Send Lorena an Email