Humboldt State UniversityTrustee Emerita Claudia H. Hampton Scholar
In her early life, Angelina Torres experienced hunger, homelessness and
domestic violence. With a drug-addicted single mother, at the age of six,
Angelina began raising her three siblings. After receiving her GED and working
for several years, at age 28 she decided to attend community college, earning
two associates degrees in social sciences. Now as a single mother, Angelina
is working toward her bachelor’s degree in social work at Humboldt State
Having lost her sister to suicide, she has dedicated herself to raise awareness
of suicide prevention. She started and chaired a walk for the American
Foundation for Suicide Prevention to bring awareness to Humboldt County,
and also volunteers for Take Back the Night, a nonprofit seeking to end sexual
assault and domestic violence.
Angelina plans to attend graduate school to become a licensed clinical social
worker, continue her studies to earn a law degree and work for the American
Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), helping underserved populations.