Miriam Torres

Miriam Torres

Biography

Miriam Torres is an environmental justice advocate, urban planner, collaborative strategist, and mother. Currently, as Program Manager for Resources Legacy Fund, Miriam Torres develops, coordinates, and implements projects for philanthropic programs. Prior to RLF, she was a Coastal Planner for the San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission where she worked to advance environmental justice policies. Previously, Miriam worked six years for a statewide organization, The Environmental Justice Coalition for Water (EJCW). In her capacity as the Southern California Program Director for EJCW, she worked on local campaigns and statewide policy to address water quality concerns in low-income communities of color. As a consultant, she led a collaborative process to plan multi-benefit parks in Compton and Lynwood and worked to increase community participation in the Integrated Regional Water Management Plans. Miriam serves on the Young Professionals Board for Bresee, a youth center in Los Angeles that provides supportive services and educational resources for families to thrive. Miriam previously served as founding member of Water Education for Latino Leaders (WELL) to educate elected officials about water. Miriam holds a Master of Urban and Regional Planning degree from the University of California, Los Angeles. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in Conservation and Resource Studies from the University of California, Berkeley. Miriam is Mexican with deep roots in Los Angeles and currently lives with her husband and three kids in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Fellow at a Glance

Fellowship Year:
2012
Academic Background:
UCLA, MURP
Current Position:
Program Manager
Resources Legacy Fund
Expertise:
Energy & Climate Change
Architecture & Urban Planning
Coastal & Marine Issues
Environmental & Public Health
Environmental Justice
Land, Open Space, Smart Growth
Water Resources
Address:
PO Box 10163
Oakland, California 94610

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