Omar Torres is a Senior in the Georgetown College double majoring in Government and Economics. Omar was born and raised in Trujillo Alto, Puerto Rico. GU Politics has been crucial in his Georgetown experience; since its beginnings, Omar has served as a Student Strategy Team member in former fellow and former governor Luis Fortuño’s team and has worked in the Operations Team. He was also a part of the SAB for the 2016-2017 school year. Besides his participation in the Institute, Omar is part of the International Relations Club (IRC) where he staffs collegiate and high school Model UN conferences.
Omar developed his interest in politics when he interned at the Senate of Puerto Rico. There, he worked in numerous policy initiatives from health care to infrastructure. He also had the chance to participate in the drafting of a legislation establishing lighting requirements for public roads’ street signs in Puerto Rico.
During the 2015 summer, Omar worked in the Kinesis Foundation, a non-profit organization in Puerto Rico that helps Puerto Rican low-income students go to college in the United States and abroad. As someone who values education, his time at the Foundation gave him the opportunity of helping others attain their educational goals. In 2016, he worked at Omega Overseas Investments where he did political and economic research. During the 2017 Summer, Omar joined the Tax Services division at Ernst and Young (EY) in the New York City office for a summer internship.
If he is not studying, working or with his friends, you can find binge watching series on Netflix. He also likes playing intramural sports like flag football, soccer and basketball and enjoying the outdoors whenever weather permits. He currently works as an Operations Assistant at the Office of Undergraduate Admissions at Georgetown University. Omar looks forward to a wonderful year at GU Politics!