Lorraine Bursese



  • Masters in Public Policy, Harvard University, John F. Kennedy School of Government, 1998.
    • Emphasis in Human Services, Labor and Education
    • Public Service Fellow
  • Bachelor of Arts, Economics and Political Science, Honors, University of Kansas, 1996.
    • Truman Scholarship National Finalist


  • Director and teacher, Classical Conversations of San Jose (Educational Service for Homeschool Families), Grades K-6, 2015-2017.
  • Teacher, Elementary Science, Language Arts, Latin, History, Geography, Music, Math and Art, Classical Conversations of San Jose, 2013-2014.
  • Teacher, Elementary Science, Bible, Art, and History, South Hills Community Church Women’s Bible Study Coop, 2013-2015.
  • Trainer and Program Developer, West Valley College, Customer Service Academy for Business, 2003.
  • Director, Mujeres Pueden Welfare to Work Program, Gilroy, CA, 2001-2003.
  • Grants Administrator, Legislative Analyst, Performance Excellence Trainer and Consultant, US Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration, San Francisco, CA. 1998-2001.
  • Policy Analyst, National Conference of State Legislatures, Washington, D.C. 1997.
  • Homeschool Parent 2005- Present.


  • Hospitality/luncheons coordinator, West Hills Community Church 2013-present
  • Sunday School teacher, West Hills Community Church 2014-2015
  • Church Pianist, Sunnyvale First Orthodox Presbyterian Church, 2005-2013
  • Sunday School teacher, Sunnyvale First Orthodox Presbyterian Church, 2003-2013


  • Married to Scott Bursese since 2000.
  • Homeschooling mother of 4 children, ages 14,12,11,11