Angie Torres, University of Central Florida
Angie Torres is a student at the University of Central Florida (UCF) in Orlando, Florida, majoring in international and global studies with a minor in global peace and security studies. Her research interests focus on gender studies, international security, and developing nations. Angie currently serves on the Vice President’s Student Advisory Council and is a CREAR Futuros Peer Mentor, a program supported by the Hispanic Federation that focuses on promoting Hispanic student success, along with three other organizations on campus. In her spare time, Angie teaches students in her community as a substitute teacher. She actively participates in volunteer events and will be going to Santa Catarina Barahona, Guatemala during spring break to assist “Small Change 4 Big Change,” an organization focused on sustainable health and education to promote rural community development. Angie also does extensive research on women’s roles and development as the Central and South America Intern for the Global Perspectives Office at UCF. She is a research assistant working with Dr. Jonathan Powell on the effects on women after major conflicts in certain Latin American countries and will conduct original independent research through UCF’s Honors in the Major program this fall. Upon graduation, she plans to earn her PhD in political science and teach at the university level.