Désirée Zamorano

Director of the Community Literacy Center


Education: B.A., UC Irvine; M.A., Cal State Dominguez Hills

A produced playwright and published author, Zamorano brings her passion for engaging elementary and middle school students in enriching language arts expression and experiences to Occidental's Community Literacy Center. She also collaborates with InsideOut Writers,  which works with formerly incarcerated youth.

She is currently the Visions and Communications chair of the California Council on Teacher Education, a former elected board member of both CCTE and the Independent California Colleges and Universities of California on Education of Teachers.