Biography: My name is Michael Torres and I am from the northside of Chicago. I am looking forward to working in the field of Information Sciences and meeting the rest of my peers in the iSchool. I enjoy hanging out with friends, attending concerts, and running.
Why Information Sciences: Although I was heavily engaged with technology early on, my passion was ignited in high school. My information technology course was introduced with an online program called Scratch by MIT, and through this, I was able to create beautiful stories that fascinated my peers and teachers. Since then, I became obsessed with the idea of working with technology to create useful tools and beautiful pieces of art. Eventually, I was able to explore the world of the HTML trifecta and again, was extremely fascinated about how engaged I was with my work. Just like my first engagement, I could not get enough of the process of using technology to engage, entertain, and educate my audiences. I then started to realize the pattern in what I was passionate about: I loved to work behind the scenes in order to tell a story, more specifically,to create platforms where I was able to spread information.
Campus Involvement & Experiences: Social Fraternity, TRIO SSS Mentee, Volunteering with the Episcopal Church – Nuestra Señora De Las Americas