Loraine Woodard has worked in various aspects of education from classroom teaching to environmental education projects in Mexico. She has also worked as a freelance translator, interpreter, and writer. She is currently working as a literacy specialist in Oakland, CA.
During the summer, she coordinates Spanish-immersion programs at the UNIVERSAL Center for Language and Social Communication in Cuernavaca, Mexico. The programs for young people have a service-learning component with local non-profit organizations, and the ones for children focus on art and environmental education.
Loraine also leads travel seminars for adults. She is a member of the International Reading Association and received a Master of Arts in teaching with a focus on environmental and global literacy from New College of California. She has two adolescent children and loves to write as a way of sharing her ideas and experiences.