Sandra Torres joined the Public Health Institute’s Center for Wellness and Nutrition (CWN) in September 2018 as a Project Coordinator. In this role, she provides training and technical assistance to social service agencies in implementing Healthy CalFresh Initiative activities and campaigns. She implements projects related to healthy food access including healthy grocery retail interventions, farmers market promotion, and food security strategies.

Sandra comes to CWN with a wealth of experience and strong commitment and dedication to making an impact in communities across California. Prior to joining CWN, Sandra worked as a CalFresh Outreach Specialist and a Community Health Leader responsible for conduction outreach, education, and enrollment for CalFresh. She also worked with the Tobacco Policy Program and Tobacco Education and Prevention Program of Ventura County Public Health where she managed the Bus of Tobacco Horrors, a mobile hands-on educational exhibit which educates youth on the physical dangers of tobacco use and much more.

Sandra holds a Bachelor of Science in Health Science with an emphasis in Community Education from Fresno State. Currently, she is pursuing her Master’s degree in Public Health with a concentration in Health Policy Leadership from the University of California San Francisco. In her spare time, she enjoys watching her favorite baseball team Los Angeles Dodgers. Her goal is to one day visit all 30 Major League Baseball parks.