About the Writer

Dr. Orozco was born and raised in Los Angeles.  She travels extensively; and enjoys 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 surfer. She continues to search for the perfect wave in locations such as Hawaii, Brazil, and Southern California.  She speaks conversational Portuguese (Brazilian) and Spanish, and is working on her Italian.  She believes through immersion in world cultures, customs, music, events, and language we learn the art of living with grace, appreciation, and kindness.  She earned a Ph.D. in educational administration from the University of Minnesota, and spent over 40 years in school leadership, university teaching and administration.  She currently divides her time enjoying the amazing beauty of Rio de Janeiro. Brazil; Amalfi Coast, Italy; Waikiki, Hawaii; & her hometown of Newport Beach, California.

More about her academic and professional accomplishments:
Dr. Orozco’s professional resume

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