The Latino Academy Is Moving Forward
Elizabeth Lorenz (l) and Julio Garcia
served as the Academic Coordinator for Sprachgefuhl Languages, and as a consultant at Telemundo, General Electric Mexico, Volaris, and Ralph Wilson. She
previously worked as a Bilingual Advocate and Support Group Facilitator at Bolton Refuge House, as well as Student Services Coordinator and member of the
Strategic Planning Commission at UW-Eau Claire. She currently serves on the Board of Directors at Digital Radio 206 in Madison. Elizabeth loves spending
time with her two children, being outside, and enjoying live music. She is passionate about supporting all members of our community and is very excited to
join the Latino Academy family.


Julio García has been a resident of Madison for the last 16 years. He will bring to the Latino Academy over 20 years of experience in language teaching,
course coordination, and curriculum development at college level. He came to Madison to pursue graduate education at the University of Wisconsin. For
thirteen years he worked facilitating and developing language, culture, and literature courses.


During the last two years, he has worked at the Tenant Resource Center as a bilingual housing specialist. He has developed and expanded services to the
Hispanic community while being in charge of the agency’s outreach and education efforts. He is excited to join the Latino Academy of Workforce Development
to bring together his passion for education and service to the community.


“Elizabeth and Julio are great additions to the Latino Academy. They both bring skills that greatly benefit Latino Academy’s students. Their leadership will
certainly strengthen the Latino Academy,” said Baltazar De Anda, Latino Academy’s executive director.
From the Latino Academy of Workforce Development

The Latino Academy of Workforce Development is proud to announce the hire of two new full-
time staff members: Director of education, Julio García and director of operations, Elizabeth
Lorenz.

Elizabeth Lorenz is a recent transplant to Madison from Mexico City, where she lived for
almost ten years. In Mexico City, Lorenz studied her M.A. in Mexico-U.S. Studies at the UNAM
(Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México), which she obtained with honorable mention.
She completed undergraduate studies in International Relations at the Instituto Tecnológico y
de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey, in Monterrey, Mexico, and in Latin American Studies
and Political Science at UW-Eau Claire.

Lorenz has ample experience in both the private and public sectors. In Mexico City, she
The Latino Academy of Workforce Development works with over 800 students to
provide the Spanish-language education and workforce training necessary to
attain better jobs and build communities. Its unique student-focused approach in
collaboration with employers, Madison College, local government entities and
donors helps to empower students to make positive change in their careers.  

Any questions regarding the Latino Academy of Workforce Development’s
programs can be directed to Baltazar de Anda Santana at (608) 310-4573.
Elizabeth can be reached at
elizabethl@latinoacademywi.org; Julio can be
reached at
julio@latinoacademywi.org.