Diamond Torres is a college preparation advisor with the Texas GEAR UP State Grant program at Estacado High School in Lubbock ISD. As a college advisor, she provides direct services and support to middle school students related to high school course planning, college preparation, academic success, and career exploration. Prior to GEAR UP, Diamond served two years with Advise TX College Advising Corps as a college advisor working with high school students. She earned her bachelor’s degree in psychology with a minor in business from The University of Texas at Austin. Diamond plans to obtain her master’s degree in student affairs and utilize the experience she is gaining in her current position to ultimately lead a non-profit organization.