Widener Doctoral Student, Sex Educator Profiled in Newsweek in 2018

Lorena Olvera-Moreno

Mexican-born sex educator Lorena Olvera-Moreno, now a doctoral student at Widener University, has been named to Newsweek’s “Women of the Future” list, according to a report in the magazine.

Olvera-Moreno was nominated by Beverly Whipple, a now-retired Rutgers University professor, and controversial sexologist. Whipple first met Olvera-Moreno more than 10 years ago when she gave a talk at the University of Puebla in Mexico, where Olvera-Moreno was an undergraduate student.

Whipple also experienced Olvera-Moreno’s unique approach to sex education in a workshop at last year’s annual National Sex Ed Conference. Olvera-Moreno uses a participatory, improvisational, theater-type approach in which audience members interact with actors and presenters to get them more comfortable thinking and talking about intimacy.

Olvera-Moreno came to the U.S. from Mexico in 2012 on a Fulbright scholarship. Her fluency in Spanish and English keeps her in high demand as an educator both in her home country and in the Greater Philadelphia area.

She has cultivated a group of followers in the Latina community in the U.S. and abroad through the Spanish-language radio shows she hosts. Olvera-Moreno is also an editor of the Facebook page Sexprésate, which has more than 150,000 followers in Latin America.

Read more about Widener doctoral student Lorena Olvera-Moreno in Newsweek by clicking here.

Editor’s Note: This post first appeared Jan. 30, 2018.

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