Loren is the Director of Economic Development in the NYC Mayor’s Office for International Affairs. In this capacity, she works with businesses, trade missions and NYC agencies to create inclusive economic opportunities for New Yorkers. She connects NYC and international businesses to opportunities, resources and support for successful growth. She has over 12 years of international economic and entrepreneurship development experience at institutions such as the World Bank, International Finance Corporation (IFC), and the United Nations. She also worked at a tech startup and an international development consulting firm.
Previously, she served as Director for Inclusive Growth and Strategic Partnerships at Emerging360, an international development consulting firm. Prior, she was an Advisor and Senior Consultant at the World Bank Group on innovation, entrepreneurship and gender inclusiveness. One of the programs she focused on was bolstering the growth of women owned businesses through the infoDev World Bank Group’s $15 million entrepreneurship global program, particularly in Sub-Saharan Africa. She recently co-authored a World Bank report titled “Women Wavemakers: Practical Strategies for Recruiting and Retaining Women in Coding Bootcamps” which is focused on increasing inclusiveness in the tech industry and beyond. In her previous roles, she also served as a leadership member providing strategic guidance on a $20 million World Bank entrepreneurship program in Latin America and the Caribbean. Within the same program, she led a $3 million project providing business acceleration and startup support for women entrepreneurs across 14 countries in the region. Furthermore, she has had stints in Thailand and Trinidad & Tobago working on United Nations projects focused on gender, global health and youth empowerment.
Loren completed a Harvard University Kennedy School of Government’s Executive Education for Emerging Leaders. She holds a Master of Arts from Georgetown University and Bachelor of Arts from George Mason University. She participated in Georgetown’s Graduate Business Summer Exchange Program in International Management at Oxford University. In addition, she was a Fellow in the Asia Pacific Leadership Program at the East West Center based in Hawai’i and included field studies in Thailand and Laos. She tries to lead an active lifestyle and has survived triathlons, a marathon, and climbed Mt. Everest Base Camp. She immigrated from the Philippines and speaks Tagalog. Loren has traveled to nearly 80 countries for project work and global learning. She is proud to call New York City home and resides in Manhattan with her husband and children.