Selena Torres is an educator and was born and raised in Las Vegas, Nevada. Her father fled the Salvadoran civil war and her mother left Hawaii to pursue her career as a high school English teacher. Selena’s parents taught her the values of hard-work, education, and the importance of giving back to her community. Her parents’ eventually made Assembly District 3 their home because the diversity reflected that of their own family.
Selena is a product of Nevada’s public education. She attended Clark County School District for K-12, the College of Southern Nevada, and received her Bachelor’s in English Literature at the University of Nevada, Reno. Upon graduation from UNR she returned to Las Vegas and worked at a small law firm and specialized in immigration.
She founded the Cesar Chavez Day, Las Vegas festival five years ago which created a scholarship to encourage high school participants to pursue higher education. She continues to work with high school students as an English teacher. Every day Selena encourages her students to be involved in their community and work hard to fulfill their dreams.