Joanna Torres

Job title: 
NavCal Femtor


Joanna Torres is a 3rd year transfer from Diablo Valley College majoring in Political Science. She plans on attending law school after her time here at Cal. She is part of many communities on campus, such as EOP, transfers, first-gen, NavCal, and DSP. She does research on immigration as it pertains to her long term career goals. She chose Cal specifically because of its immense resources and opportunities to do research. She will later further her service as a lawyer-- fighting for those who are and have been oppressed. She hopes to pursue this in the immigration sectors of law. Her dream is to work for a non-profit servicing those who may not have the means to defend themselves against an unjust and imbalanced court system. She chose to attend Cal to make change and eradicate the system, while disrupting oppressive white supremacist institutions, and opening doors for future generations to enter and thrive in these spaces.


  • Undergraduate Research Apprentice Program (URAP)

  • Got a 4.0 in my first semester at Cal!

  • Paid position at Disabled Students' Program (DSP)—Martha Velasquez

  • Hispanic Scholarship Fund Finalist

  • Secured housing in Co-op for Spring semester

  • NavCal Fellowship & Mentorship

  • Applied to 7+ scholarships/fellowships, including the New Leaders

  • Received 3 Letters of Rec so far