Lorilee Chien – Expressive Arts Therapist / Facilitator


Lorilee has been in youth development and education for over 15 years. From the Bay to New York, she fuses her love of dance and all things artistic into her work. She graduated from the University of Santa Cruz with a BA in Woman’s Studies. Her experience, education, and degree has led to working in under-served communities. Much of her career has been spent working with long term academic, enrichment, and education programs teaching leadership, college and career access, gender equity, social justice, and the importance of cultivating community.

She has a masters in Expressive Arts Therapy from the European Graduate school in Switzerland. I have worked with diverse populations: youth effected by homelessness, immigrant youth, veterans, men in the prison system, and women on formal probation.

Currently, Lorilee is an Expressive Arts Coordinator for San Diego Youth Services and a caretaker for an extended foster care apartment complex. Additionally, she is an Expressive Arts facilitator for Villa Musica’s Musical Biographiesprogram working with people affected by dementia and Alzheimer’s as well as a proud member of Art Flow Collective. Lorilee take pride in her Mexican and Chinese mixed race heritage and looks forward to providing culturally relevant, arts-based healing with a social justice and feminist lens to any and all communities in need.