Dr. Carmen Torres came to Keen Independent with a long history working with diverse communities in Boston. She has been a community advocate through the Boston Women’s Commission, Boston Public Schools and in other local arenas. She received her Ph.D. from Boston University and earned certifications in ESL and licensing in Psychology. Dr. Torres has taken advantage of additional training throughout her career, including diversity of cross-cultural psychotherapy through Harvard Medical School.
Early on, Dr. Torres was with Action for Boston Community Development, one of the first anti-poverty programs in Boston. There she practiced workforce development and on-the-job training geared to minority groups seeking entry into the Boston workforce.
A career focus has included outreach to Boston’s communities of color and of all ages. Ms. Torres served as a mayoral appointee to the Boston Women’s Commission and on the Alianza Hispana Board. Her consulting and teaching assignments include work with Boston’s Roxbury Community College, Wheelock College and Regus College. Dr. Torres has also served on several Boston-based neighborhood advocacy groups and has been a key contributor to neighborhood-based communications and outreach.
Additionally, Dr. Torres has studied educational disparities among African American and Hispanic groups while working at the Boston Youth Activities Commission. In this position, she became involved with the Mayor’s Committee on the Urban University.
In addition to earning her Ph.D. from Boston University, School of Education, Dr. Torres has a Master of Education in Counseling Psychology from Boston College and a B.A. from University of Connecticut. Dr. Torres is a fluent Spanish speaker. She works for Keen Independent from her office in Boston, Massachusetts, interviewing and performing data collection tasks.