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GSSWGraduate School of Social Work

Lorena Gaibor

Clinical Assistant Professor
MSW, Rutgers University

ACADEMIC AND RESEARCH INTERESTS

  • social justice advocacy
  • social work ethics
  • community development
  • social work with latinas/os
  • program development and administration 
  • mindfulness

PROFESSIONAL BIOGRAPHY

Clinical Assistant Professor Lorena Gaibor serves as program coordinator of GSSW's Social Work with Latinos/as Certificate. Before her appointment to the GSSW faculty, Gaibor worked in New Jersey, coordinating and directing a number of community-led programs and organizing efforts including advocacy around affordable housing, Hurricane Sandy redevelopment, immigration reform and a number of other social justice endeavors. She especially enjoyed her work with BSW and MSW student interns as a field supervisor with her alma mater, Rutgers University.

In 2015, Gaibor took a sabbatical to travel. Among the highlights of her travels were three months in a Buddhist studies program in Vermont as well as a 500-mile pilgrimage across northern Spain called the Camino de Santiago. As part of her Camino she founded a women's-only Camino support group online called CAMIGAS. With more than 2,300 members and growing, the sisterhood that has developed not only helps to keep women safe and informed, but also is a place for camaraderie and support that goes beyond the Camino.