Her interest in different cultures and languages led her to complete a BA in Multidisciplinary Studies: Psychology and Languages at the University of Puerto Rico in 2008. Later on, she finished her Master’s Degree in Communications in 2013, specializing in Public Relations at the Universidad del Sagrado Corazón. For her thesis, she traveled to India to work for a non-profit and then used this experience to immerse herself, even more, in the topic of network building through international partnerships. Living and traveling abroad built her competency in diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Claudia has worked independently for many organizations and has also worked for Microsoft Corporation, The Radisson Hotel, and the Council on Aging of Central Oregon.
Torres has been recognized for her efforts in developing the vision and the strategies needed to help organizations grow their business and strengthen their public awareness. She has been acknowledged multiple times for her intuitive and optimistic attitude, innovative spirit, and enthusiasm.
She has helped organizations with the development and implementation of outreach programming, fundraising initiatives, event management, public relations campaigns, marketing campaigns, and social media planning.
Claudia has put together many events, from boutique-style events to seminars to volunteer recognition events.
In 2018, she launched a new media project that involves interviewing professional women in her community. She feels this kind of forum “provides more visibility to those who are working hard to improve themselves and their communities but aren’t often recognized for their efforts.”
Claudia is the new Executive Director at Casa Latinos Unidos, an organization built by and for the Latinx community to empower families and create equity in Oregon’s Mid-Valley area.
Lastly, Torres is a member of LACE — a group of Latina consultants affiliated with the Nonprofit Association of Oregon. She is also a Community Advisory Council member of the Oregon Health Authority Office of Equity and Inclusion.
She has done consulting work for Al-Santana Consulting, The Yoga Seed, Coco D’Oro, WEBCO, Sol Collective, Gimnasio de Emoxiones, and the Linn Benton Hispanic Advisory Committee.
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