John Torre, JD
Growing up in a Latino household, education was never a priority. Instead, like many Latino families mine prioritized hard work and making money.
To my surprise, most of my colleagues in the Latino/Latina Law Students Association (LLSA) shared similar experiences. I joined LLSA because, initially, I had doubts if I could handle the intellectual rigors of law school. The weeks after orientation, upperclassmen within LLSA calmed my nerves. They supported all of the 1Ls by giving us invaluable test-taking advice or simply passing along good outlines. I found this organization to be extremely beneficial to me. Particularly, because I knew I was not alone. Many of my colleagues shared the same fears and reservations about law school. Because mentorship was so valuable to me, I decided to run as Alumni and Mentorship Coordinator. Throughout the year I worked with alumni to coordinate certain events for our students at the College. Although I am not on the board this upcoming year, I am working closely with the current administration to implement a tiered mentorship program.