Sandra Torres joined the Public Health Institute’s Center for Wellness and Nutrition (CWN) in September 2018 as a Project Coordinator. Now as a Project Manager, she provides project leadership and management of a range of food access projects and initiatives, perform as project lead responsible for the results of a work team and have more time dedicated to providing design support of CWN communication tools and resources.

Sandra has 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 that 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. In 2020, she achieved her master’s degree in Public Health with a concentration in Health Policy Leadership from the University of 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.