“Coming back to my community after graduating from a predominantly white college and learning about the institutional structures that affect people of color excited me to get involved in social justice. Activism is my passion and I know my life will always be devoted to the cause.”
Dayana De La Torre was born and raised in the Southeast Los Angeles area. Her parents are both from Michoacán, Mexico and came to the United States in search of a better life. The values of hard work and resiliency they instilled in her paid off when Dayana was accepted to attend one of the best liberal arts colleges in the country, Williams College. Her devotion to social justice developed there, when she realized how unprepared she was to navigate higher education as a first-generation woman of color from a working class community. Dayana majored in History with concentrations in Latino/a Studies and Africana Studies. She loves to travel and has had the great opportunity to visit over ten countries including South Africa, Cuba, and Vietnam.