Natalie V. Torres, a proud first-generation student, received her B.A. in English Literature with a minor in Theatre from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville in 2016. She then received her M.S. in Higher Postsecondary Education from Syracuse University in 2019. Her professional passions include supporting first-generation students and ensuring equitable access to education. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, playing table top roleplaying games (TTRPGs), and live theatre.