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ALUMNI CORNER: Vanessa Torres '12

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Hometown: Burke, Virginia
Major at Ferrum: Spanish (Journalism & English minors)
Sport at Ferrum: Women's Lacrosse

Vanessa Torres Ferrum's Vanessa Torres '12 has been busy these days in her current role as marketing representative at C-SPAN in Washington, D.C. Torres travels around the country with the C-SPAN Bus. C-SPAN is a non-partisan and non-profit organization with the mission of showing the U.S. government to folks all around the country so viewers can form their own opinions about the government and politics. C-SPAN is not government funded, and it shows you Congress while they are in session, committee meetings, hearings, and briefings without any commentary, commercials or editing. 

Torres' Story

It's been a pretty busy year for the C-SPAN Bus as the campaign is in full swing. Torres and the C-SPAN Bus stop at many political events around the country, such as the New Hampshire Primary, candidate rallies, and town hall meetings. C-SPAN shows the campaign coverage to its full extent and the Bus team visits as many events as possible, making sure to include events for both political parties. Torres works in the marketing department and helps plan events on the campaign trail. Recently, she worked with the Bus at community events surrounding the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio, and the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 
 
This fall, Torres will be with the Bus as it stops at the vicepresidential and presidential debates that lead up to the election, culminating with the Inauguration in January 2017. To learn more the C-SPAN Bus, visit www.c-span.org/bus, or follow us on Twitter and Instagram @cspanbus.

In the photo at right, Torres is pictured with a colleague at the New Hampshire Primary, one of 17 Republican and Democratic events visited by the C-SPAN Bus team in five days. She also attended many events at middle schools, high schools and universities, book festivals, history events and campaign events. Above, she poses with her colleagues at the Miami Book Fair in Miami, Florida. 

My Ferrum Days

Torres played four years for the Panther women's lacrosse team under Coach Karen Harvey. She was named to the  USA South All-Sportsmanship Team in 2010.

Vanessa Torres "While at Ferrum I had the opportunity to be part of the women's lacrosse team," said Torres. "It was one of the best experiences I ever had and I was part of an amazing team. Being part of the team taught me how to work together, solve problems and most importantly have fun! It was great to be a part of team with strong women and great leadership! Coach Harvey was an amazing coach and I met some of my best friends on the team, lthough I don't miss those early practices and rainy days, being part of the team was the cherry on top of an amazing four years at Ferrum."