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Jesse Torres

Jesse is the National Development Officer for the Hispanic Scholarship Fund.  His responsibilities include collecting and analyzing data on educational trends in the Hispanic community, developing relationships with corporations to promote higher education for Hispanic students across the country.  His work includes collaborating with corporations to enter key Hispanic markets by creating scholarships and programs to develop a talent pipeline of Latinos as they prepare to enter corporate world. 

Jesse is formally in charge of the Bridge Builders Male Initiative for Gates Millennium Scholars Program (GMS); in which he organized events around the country to inspire young men to attend the university while educating parents on the admissions process and how they can support their children and as they prepare to enter college.  

Jesse is part of an immigrant family that landed in East Los Angeles.  He attended college at Adams State in Colorado and attended Graduate school at Humboldt State University.  He works to promote education and to raise awareness about the education of Hispanics in the United States and to educate families on the education system with regards to admissions and financial aid.  Currently, Jesse is working to promote “Generation First Degree” in an attempt to partner with corporations and national associations to put a college degree in every Latino home across the country.