Meet The

Girls Empowerment Network Staff

 
 

 
 
Copy of Adreayn Torrez

Program Coordinator, Central Texas

Adreayn Torrez

Education:

  • Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences – Texas State University

  • Currently pursuing a Master of Social Work from Texas State University

Experience: Adreayn worked at a title one school in Pflugerville ISD for four years, in after school programs as well in Physical Education classes while pursuing her bachelor's degree. She also worked summer camps in Loveland Colorado, traveling to different communities in need. She then completed a term of service with AmeriCorps in Colorado through a nonprofit, Colorado Youth for a Change. Adreayn worked with high schoolers mentoring and helping facilitate their Wellness Center- a drop-in space for students to self-regulate while at school. Adreayn supported the student-organized Wellness Club. She volunteered at a nonprofit the Matthews House, assisting young people who have aged out of the foster care system connect with resources and navigate new responsibilities. She also volunteered at local food banks.

Adreayn is passionate about engaging with young people, the U.S. food system, and mental health education, she plans on continuing supporting these matters. 

What I love about Girls Empowerment Network: Since starting my Master's program, I interned at Girls Empowerment Network. They showed me a new approach with connecting and learning with girls that focuses on building their sense of agency, advocacy, and the importance in the environment they cultivate. Our commitment to investing in our employees and the girls we serve with integrity while addressing relevant and pressing issues in our society are important to work. These lessons, I believe, are essential, life-changing skills. Not only do we focus on fundamental issues, but we do it in a way that is fun and engaging. I believe in the power of information and resources, and I love that we offer tools to accomplish that in a way that instills confidence, knowledge, and builds a community for young girls. Finally, I love the environment cultivated at Girls Empowerment Network, which starts with the dedication towards the betterment of all girls, uplifting and encouraging one another, and providing the space to grow professionally.