2016 Impact-Maker to Watch: Rachel Torres
On Tuesday, January 19, 2016 in the Tom Bradley room at Los Angeles City Hall, 25 members of the Los Angeles community were honored for their foundational work to make a positive impact in our city.
PLEASE MEET A 2016 IMPACT-MAKER TO WATCH:
...is smart, articulate, and not afraid to speak truth to power.
— Chanchanit “Chancee” Martorell, Thai CDC
Rachel Torres is a senior research analyst and community organizer with UNITE HERE Local 11, the hotel and restaurant union of Los Angeles County. Since 2008, Rachel has organized multiple community benefit agreements for developments in Los Angeles, Santa Monica, West Hollywood, Long Beach, and Pasadena. In 2014, Rachel lead the successful community organizing campaign to pass “Raise LA”, the highest minimum wage policy for Los Angeles’s hotels. Rachel is also an avid runner and triathlete, and has raised thousands of dollars for organizations such AIDS Project Los Angeles through charity runs and triathlons. Rachel lives in the Los Angeles neighborhood, Los Feliz.