Pia Orense brings her passion for storytelling as a tool for advocacy to her role as CLTCEC’s Communications Manager. “These caregivers have powerful stories to tell — stories that will hopefully inspire fellow caregivers to improve their skills, raise awareness of their challenges and successes, and show the health community how critical these men and women are to a patient’s journey to wellness,” she says.
Pia previously served as assistant director of communications and marketing at Mount Saint Mary’s University, Los Angeles, where she received her bachelor’s degree in English and is currently finishing a master’s degree in humanities.
Prior to her time in higher education, Pia worked in the newspaper industry. She began her journalism career as a freelance writer and through the years advanced to the position of editor in charge of community weeklies, a lifestyle magazine, and custom publications.