Lizbeth Ruiz-Torres has been part time faculty with the Central American Studies Department since Fall 2016.
She has a passion in working with immigrant communities and is a Spanish translator for the KIND (Kids in Need of Defense) non-profit organization. She advocates to change law, policy, and practices to improve the protection of unaccompanied children in the United States, in order to build stronger regional protection framework throughout Central America and Mexico.
Lizbeth holds an M.A. in Human Development with a concentration in Leadership in Education and Human Services from Pacific Oaks College. In addition, an M.A. in Organizational Leadership from Woodbury University and a B.A. in Child & Adolescent Development with a Minor in Child Care Administration from CSUN.