Lorraine Basch is a citizen of the Puyallup Tribe and a descendant of the Clatsop-Nehalem tribes.
Before joining CNAY, Lorraine worked at the National Congress of American Indians as a Wilma Mankiller Policy Fellow and then as Policy Associate and Special Assistant to the Executive Director. At CNAY, Lorraine oversees meeting and events logistics, assists with communications, and supports organizational policy and advocacy efforts.
Lorraine attended Pacific University where she earned a bachelor’s in Politics and Government and a minor in German Language. She is a current Master’s in Professional Studies in Political Management candidate at George Washington University and hopes to utilize the degree by empowering Native youth through policy and advocacy.