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Alvaro Torres

  • Alvaro Torres
    Alvaro Torres

Admissions Counselor
Oklahoma, Oregon (Portland tri-county area), 
Texas

0615 SW Palatine Hill Road
Portland, OR 97219
Phone: 503-768-7047
Email: alvarotorres@lclark.edu

Hometown: Houston, TX

Favorite spot on campus: Near the reflection pool, there are covered viewpoints into the yard. It’s always relaxing to stand there on a sunny day and appreciate nature in Oregon.

Little-known fact about me: I was a high school teacher before becoming an admissions counselor. Feel free to ask me about my experience! 

Piece of advice for students in the college search process: I think the most important aspect for me when looking I was looking for a college was finding a supportive culture around me. I found that here at L&C! I was also very aware of asking where were things like students support services, what students did during their free time, how to be involved in my community.

Favorite place to spend time in Portland: I love a good hike and waterfall. Luckily, we’re close to Multnomah Falls! Nature in Oregon is second to none so hiking the trail to the top of these falls is an unforgettable experience. 

If I was stranded on a desert island, I would want these three things: A pillow, a blanket, and hours worth of downloaded Netflix shows to watch while I wait to be rescued.

If I didn’t work in Admissions, I would be: A high school college counselor. I think that higher education is very important, there are plenty of students that need help understanding how to get there.