Thalea Lynn Torres


Thalea is a second year Master’s student at the Columbia School of Social Work. She is studying Policy with a concentration in Family, Youth, and Children’s Services; as well as a minor in Public Policy and Administration. Thalea has experience working directly with a variety of populations through nonprofits, community organizations, and education organizations. She has worked with foster youth and families, adults and children with disabilities, high school health education and workforce, as well as English language learners abroad.

Thalea's research interests include effective, inclusive, multi-pronged interventions to reduce violence in communities; policy, academic, and community responses to violence in communities; and how change is made at each level to reduce violence.

Thalea’s interests include fitness, socializing, and searching out every bakery within a 5 mile radius.