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Lorena Dus

LEE — Lorena Dus has been elected to the board of directors of the Literacy Network of South Berkshire.

Dus, a native of Venezuela, works as a senior caseworker at the Berkshire Immigrant Center in Pittsfield, which she joined in 2017, after moving to the United States from Ireland.

She has a degree in political science and a master’s degree in human rights, and has worked with nonprofit organizations from a very young age, helping Indigenous people, refugees, displaced people and children at risk.

She has traveled, offering humanitarian aid after earthquakes in El Salvador, Peru and Haiti. 

Dus is a member of the domestic and sexual violence task force created by the Berkshire district attorney, and volunteers for the Estamos Unidos Asylum Project.