May 17, 2021 Staff Appreciation, Meet Tiny Torrez
Staff Appreciation Time!
Tiny’s first-hand experience volunteering and receiving direct resources from nonprofit organizations like Catholic Charities and One Justice, introduced her to the world of nonprofits. Working at Community Foundation Sonoma County has allowed her to continue giving back to the community.
As a first-generation college student, Tiny recognizes and values the importance of education and believes that it is a powerful avenue to transform someone’s life for a healthier future.
Tiny’s contribution at CFSC ranges as she continues to develop new skills and knowledge about nonprofit work. From greeting our wonderful visitors to assisting in our grant-making process, her overall ability to embrace and adapt to change has allowed Tiny to tackle new projects.
In 2019, Tiny graduated from Sonoma State University with degrees in Spanish and Psychology, and was so happy to find a job near her home in Rohnert Park. Tiny is a first-generation college student who credits her parents for inspiring her work ethic and dedication in working through school.
In addition to her full class schedule, Tiny worked on campus at the SSU Dream Center, a safe haven for undocumented students navigating college for the first time. As an intern, Tiny helped build a community to support students, emotionally and financially through connections to scholarships and legal support.
Tiny’s adventurous and explorative personality has led her to discover some of Sonoma County’s beautiful parks and hidden trails!