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LoRen Modisa

LoRen Modisa, MPA, currently serves as the Director of the Office of Diversity and Inclusion within the University of South Alabama Frederick P. Whiddon College of Medicine. LoRen began her undergraduate education at Florida A & M University and completed her studies at the University of South Alabama. She, then, went on to pursue a Master of Public Administration (MPA) degree with a concentration in Public Development and Social Services from Eastern Kentucky University in Richmond, Kentucky. LoRen is a higher education professional who prioritizes advocacy and uplifting in all of her personal and professional relationships. With nearly 10 years of experience in non-profit management, educational advocacy, and program development, LoRen has learned to see all opportunities through the lens of accessibility, equity, and inclusion. Most of her professional career has been dedicated to community development, health equity, and social impact work. She has worked and/or served with the United States Peace Corps (Botswana), Bill, Hillary, and Chelsea Clinton Foundation, and Big Brothers Big Sisters of America. LoRen's current role within the University of South Alabama involves the development of programming that focuses on the recruitment and support of those typically underrepresented or marginalized from careers in medicine. Currently, LoRen is also a doctoral candidate within the University of South Alabama's College of Education where she is pursuing research that focuses on the racial socialization of historically marginalized students on higher education campuses. Socially, LoRen is an investor with the Society of Clotilda Giving Circle, a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, and a Young Professionals Board Member of the Alabama Humanities Alliance.

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