She has presented and published both nationally and internationally in her research fields: school and
instructional leadership, leadership preparation and development, learning for diverse students, and
educational technology for instructional improvement.

Dr. Orozco has served in key leadership positions in her field of educational leadership including two years
(2000-2002) as president of the California Association of Professors of Educational Administration
CAPEA).  In addition, she served as a member of the California State Task Force of Educational Leadership
Preparation and Licensing.  She has also served as an adjunct lecturer in the Ed.D program in Educational
Leadership at University of California, Irvine- teaching Issues in Educational Policy and Reform;
Organizational Theory, Analysis and Application; and Ed.D. Dissertation Seminar.

Born and raised in Los Angeles, she enjoys international travel and many outdoor activities. She is an active
runner, having completed 20 marathons including Los Angeles, New York, Paris (France), and Athens
(Greece). In addition, she is an avid scuba diver and novice surfer. She continues to search for the perfect
wave in locations such as Hawaii, Brazil, Vietnam, Thailand, and her hometown of Newport Beach.
Dr. Orozco is Founder and Director of Leadership Innovation, a private
consultancy service providing educational leaders with options in
technology and international professional development.  

She is also Former Director of the Professional Administration Credential
Program and Professor of Educational Leadership at California State
University, Fullerton. Her experience includes 25 years in educational
leadership including both public and private educational settings, district
and county offices of education, and higher education administration.  In
addition, she has taught in higher education for 15 years in educational
leadership and administration.  Her two books,
Educating Diverse
and Educational Leadership have been used extensively in the
preparation and development of teachers and educational leaders.  Both
books specifically include the development of instruction and/or
instructional leadership.