Student, Center for Sustainable Futures,
Adjunct Professor, The Fashion Institute of Technology (SUNY)
Christina Torres is a doctoral student in Science Education at Teachers College, Columbia University. She is a graduate research assistant studying climate change education with the TC Center for Sustainable Futures. As part of this work, she is helping develop a climate change training for NYC public school teachers in collaboration with the Columbia Learning the Earth with Artificial Intelligence and Physics (LEAP) Center and Office of Sustainability at the NYC Department of Education. Christina is also an adjunct professor at the Fashion Institute of Technology (SUNY), where she teaches an Ecology and Environmental Problems course to students pursuing sustainable fashion. Her research interests focus on understanding science learning in youth climate activism spaces.
Christina is dedicated to promoting sustainability at Teachers College as the co-president of the Sustainability Task Force. She was a 2020-2022 Zankel Fellow for the Youth at the Center project, where she developed a program to engage NYC public school students in climate activism.
She was previously the co-founder and chief scientific officer of the B2B SaaS startup See Thru (formerly Skinno) with the goal of democratizing the scientific information behind the products people use every day. Christina completed a B.S./M.S. at the City College of New York (CUNY), and studied the community composition of Neotropical wood boring beetles.
Teachers College, Columbia University; Fall 2020 – Present. Science Education Ph.D.
The City College of New York Honors Program, CUNY; Fall 2013 – January 2019. Biology B.S./M.S.