Dr. Marta M. Torres is the Southwest Events & Administrative Coordinator for Asset Funders Network (AFN). She identifies as Afro-Latina via Puerto Rico and Mexico. She has a multidisciplinary background in Education, Non-Profit, Arts Management, and Equity work. Marta received her Doctorate in Learning and Organizational Change from Baylor University. She received a Master of Arts in Art Education, from Caribbean University in 2016, and a Bachelor of Art in History from the University of Puerto Rico at Cayey in 2014.

Marta has always emphasized the importance of building inclusive, equitable, and transformative community ties. Throughout her career, she has been proactively learning how to work within and dismantle a system built on suppressing social and racial justice. For the last 8 years, she has created educational content for all ages as a Museum Educator and Coordinator in various institutions in Puerto Rico and the Dallas- Fort Worth Metroplex. She also co-founded Texas Art Administrators and Educators of Color, a small group dedicated to art administrators of color, as a space for healing- and community. Additionally, Marta facilitates and creates Racial Equity and DEI training and workshops for companies, non-art organizations, and cultural institutions.

Marta is particularly focused on creating spaces of inclusive and engaging educational and transformational change, as well as establishing open lines of communication between community leaders, administrators, organizations, funders, and community partners. She also has experience in management, teaching, team building, public speaking, community outreach, professional development, DEI consulting, digital organizing, and company collaboration.

Pronouns: She/Her/Ella