Career Development Manager, College Pathways
Thalea Torres is the Career Development Manager of College Pathways at AI4ALL, where she is building and supporting ways for AI4ALL’s college-age students to chart their AI career trajectories. She is passionate about working towards equity and justice for marginalized groups, and believes that AI and tech are areas for incredible social impact.
Thalea received her Master’s of Science in Social Work from Columbia University with a focus and minor in public policy. She completed her bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Social Welfare from the University of California, Berkeley. She has a background in youth development, direct practice, program management and development, research, and policy analysis. She has worked with a variety of populations including high school health education and workforce, foster youth and families, adults and children with disabilities, and English language learners abroad. Most recently she served as a Research Fellow for SAFElab, Columbia Population Research Center at Columbia University, where she collaborated with MIT and youth at the Brownsville Community Justice Center to create an immersive simulation training intervention for social media surveillance practices.
Thalea also loves fitness, superhero movies, and identifying every bakery within a 10-mile radius.