Educator

Julián Esteban Torres López has worked as a university lecturer, teaching assistant, tutor, and a track coach; has managed educational conferences; and has held leadership positions in the public and private educational sectors.

EDUCATOR EXPERIENCE

  • Museum Manager, Wells Fargo History Museums (San Francisco), November 2015-December 2017.
    • Managed day-to-day activities related to instruction, exhibitory, safekeeping, research, and public service of Wells Fargo’s historical collection. Additional responsibilities included:
      • Developing exhibits, education programs, tours (nearly 1,000), and other events to attract visitors and help them gain a better understanding and appreciation of the Wells Fargo historical collection.
      • Researching, developing, and presenting programs and written materials to assist internal groups in marketing the company history and image and to educate external groups, including students.
  • University Lecturer, University of British Columbia Okanagan, 2010, 2012.
    • Designed and taught undergraduate courses in the Political Science Department: Issues in South American Politics; Comparative Politics.
  • International Students Collegium Assistant, University of British Columbia Okanagan, August 2008-June 2009.
    • Developed and built community on campus by: (a) providing support for international students, (b) creating and hosting weekly educational and cultural events, and (c) managing and supervising the collegium.
  • Graduate Teaching Assistant, University of British Columbia Okanagan, 2006, 2008-2013.
    • Assisted professors in 24 courses in the Philosophy, Political Science, and History departments—including, Global Political Economy; Gender and International Relations; American Survey, 1865 to Present; Contemporary World from WWII to Present; Bio-Medical Ethics; Political Ideologies.
  • Guest Lecturer, University of British Columbia Okanagan.
    •  “The Other Colombia,” presented to a Cultural Images of Latin America course, Spring 2011.
    •  “Pre-Columbian Colombia: The Indigenous Before Conquest,” presented to an Introduction to Indigenous Peoples of Contemporary Latin America course and an Indigenous, Traditional, Local, Ecological Knowledge course, March 2010.
    • “How to Write a Good Philosophy Paper,” presented to two sections of Introduction to Philosophy and one section of Bio-Medical Ethics courses, November 2006.
  • Long Jump Track Coach, Kelowna Track and Field Club, Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada, 2008.
  • Assistant Manager of Operations, The Aji Network, a privately-held educational institution for business professional, March-August 2007.
    • Managed educational conferences and reviewed all educational materials, along with managing day-to-day operations and editing monthly publication.
  • Interim Director, McNair Scholars Program, University of New Hampshire, January-May 2006.
    • McNair is a federally funded TRIO program that prepares minorities and underrepresented undergraduates for graduate school and independent research projects.
  • Instructor, Research Proposal Writing course, McNair Scholars Program, University of New Hampshire, January-May 2006.
  • Moderator, Socratic Society, a weekly philosophy discussion group, University of New Hampshire, 2005-2006.
  • Graduate Teaching Assistant, University of New Hampshire, 2005.
    • Research Methods course, Justice Studies Department.
  • Research Peer Advisor, McNair Scholars Program, University of New Hampshire, May-August 2005.
  • Tutor Counselor + Teaching Assistant, Upward Bound Program, University of New Hampshire, May 2004-August 2004.
    • Tutored, advised, and supervised high school students in a federally funded residential college preparatory summer program.
    • Teaching Assistant to an English Composition course and a Science Fiction and Ethics course, and planned cultural and educational outings for the students
  • Founder of the University of New Hampshire Philosophy Conference, 2003-2006.
  • College Algebra Tutor, Rivier College, 2000.
  • Volunteer Assistant Track and Field Coach, Nashua Sr. High School, 1999-2001.

UNIVERSITY & COMMUNITY TALKS

  • Global Fest, University of British Columbia Okanagan, October 2011.
  • International Student Day, University of British Columbia Okanagan, November 2010.
  • Student Activism Workshop, University of New Hampshire, March 2005.
  • McNair Graduate Opportunity Program Summer Fellows Reception, University of New Hampshire, July 2005.
  • Interviewed for one hour on WSCA Portsmouth Community Radio, discussed poetry and creative writing, June 2006.
  • Baccalaureate, University of New Hampshire, May 2004, May 2005, May 2006.
  • Diversity and Poetry Lecture, Seacoast African-American Cultural Center, 2004.
  • Matt Ignos Saxophone and Poetry Recital, Spring 2004.
  • Solarfest, Durham, New Hampshire, Spring 2003, Spring 2005.
  • Take Back the Night, Spring 2003.
  • Martin Luther King, Jr., Celebration, Durham, New Hampshire, January 2002, January 2003, January 2004.
  • Annual Smith Hall International Dorm Fiesta, University of New Hampshire, Spring 2002, Spring 2003.
  • Microphone Check, Black Student Union, University of New Hampshire, 2002.
  • Performance + interview regarding creative writing and spoken word, SCAN-TV, University of New Hampshire, 2002.
  • Voices of Men, University of New Hampshire, Fall 2002.
  • Power Perceptions, University of New Hampshire, Fall 2001, Spring 2002.
  • Iraq War Protest, Durham, New Hampshire, February 2002.
  • Annual International Food Luncheon, University of New Hampshire, Fall 2001, Fall 2002, Fall 2003.
  • Kwanza Ball, University of New Hampshire, November 2001.

UNIVERSITY SERVICES, MEMBERSHIPS, & RECOGNITIONS

  • Member, Latin American Studies Association, 2008-2010.
  • Graduate Student Representative, Deputy Vice Chancellor Human Rights and Equity Committee, University of British Columbia Okanagan, 2009.
  • Member, Equity Enhancement Fund Sub-Committee, 2009.
  • Judge, Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences Undergraduate Research Conference, University of British Columbia Okanagan, 2009.
  • Member, International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination Committee, University of British Columbia Okanagan, 2008-2009.
  • Diversity Hall of Fame Inductee, University of New Hampshire, May 2008.
  • Panel Chair, Undergraduate Research Conference, University of New Hampshire, 2006.
  • Member, Alpha Phi Sigma, National Criminal Justice Honor Society, 2005-2006.
  • Moderator + Organizer, Abortion Debate, University of New Hampshire, Spring 2005.
  • Moderator, Research Symposium, McNair Scholars Program, University of New Hampshire, 2005.
  • Newspaper profile/front page story, “Torres: Embody Your Passion,” The New Hampshire (University of New Hampshire’s student newspaper since 1911), Spring 2004.
  • Community Leadership Awards, University of New Hampshire, 2004.
  • Make Your Own Story Honor, Parents Association, University of New Hampshire, 2003.
    • Selected as 1 of 8 university students from the entire undergraduate student body.
  • Movers and Shakers Award, University of New Hampshire, 2002.