Featured Advisor: Adriana Torres

College of Letters and Science Welcomes Full-Time Mental Health Counselor for Undergraduate Education and Advising

Alumna Adriana Torres has been expertly wearing multiple hats the last few years, serving as a counselor for both the College of Letters and Science and the College of Engineering. But as of November 1, she is down to one, full-time hat: College of Letters and Science college counselor. 

Torres has been involved in social justice issues and multiculturalism since her undergraduate years here at UC Davis, and has since continued to grow her knowledge. She is thrilled to return to benefit the very place it all began.

“I am excited to transition from my role in North Hall to a college counselor position,” she said. “My hope is that by being embedded within the College of Letters and Science, I will be able to reach more students who may otherwise not have accessed mental health services. I am looking forward to the opportunity to complete outreach and make myself known within the community. My goal is to continue to destigmatize mental health issues and increase support and accessibility to our students.” 

Torres brings a multitude of strengths and experiences to her new position. As a former Aggie who double majored in psychology and human development, Torres went on to pursue her master’s degree in counselor education with an emphasis in marriage, family and child counseling from Sacramento State University. Prior to returning to UC Davis two years ago, Torres worked in community mental health clinics developing her expertise and focus in the area of abuse, as well as in first-generation and multicultural issues. Torres, a first generation Latina raised by immigrant parents, is currently preparing for a Chicana/Latina therapy group, which will likely be offered in winter 2017.