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Crispin Torres

Crispin Torres

Senior Program Manager

Crispin Torres is an activist, creative, and social entrepreneur born in Mexico City, Mexico and based in Chicago. He brings over thirteen years of experience in LGBTQI and HIV law and policy, organizational development, and community leadership in the transgender rights movement. He previously served as Manager of Policy and Advocacy at Howard Brown Health--the Midwest’s largest LGBTQ health system--where he spearheaded their inaugural policy program under The Center for Education, Research, and Advocacy. Prior to that, he worked at Lambda Legal, as their Midwest Regional Community Educator where he managed campaign development, resource allocation and capacity building across ten states. Crispin has served in a myriad of roles ranging from youth development to legislative campaign management, all with the underpinning approach of change informed and led by our most disparately impacted. Crispin received his B.A. in gender studies and his M.Ed. in Public Administration from DePaul University. Most recently, Crispin completed his M.A. in Business and Entrepreneurship from Columbia College. When he’s not at work, Crispin serves as a board liaison to The Youth Empowerment Performance Project and volunteers with The Chicago Community Bond Fund. In his extra time, he enjoys playing guitar, cooking traditional Mexican cuisines, and reading graphic novels.

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