Norma Torres Mendoza is a recent graduate from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government where she concentrated in Politics, Democracy, and Institutions. In addition to serving as the Director of External and Alumni Affairs for the Harvard Journal of Hispanic Policy, Norma served as the co-coordinator for the HKS Public Policy and Leadership Conference, Co-Programs Director of the Harvard Kennedy School Democratic Caucus, and as the Presidenta of Harvard Latino Student Alliance. Prior to HKS, Norma worked for Deloitte Consulting LLP, where she was a Human Capital Analyst. Furthermore, Norma co-founded the Young Owls Leadership Program (YOLP), a non- profit whose mission is to prepare rising high school students as both leaders in their communities and competitive applicants to top-tier colleges and universities. Norma was born in Mexico and grew up in Houston Texas. In her free time, she mentors first generation college students, and is a pro bono consultant for non-profits on Latino initiatives.