Jason Torres, Class of 2003 has enrolled at the University of Chicago graduate school to pursue a degree in Molecular Metabolism and Nutrition. Along with his acceptance he has been awarded full tuition coverage and living expenses. After graduating from Holy Cross Jason entered and graduated from St. Mary’s University in 2007. During these intervening years he taught with the Kaplan Testing Center but persisted in his desire to pursue a career in the scientific field. During this time Jason met and discussed his hopes with Robert Alaniz, Class of ‘87 and Alfred Alaniz, Class of ‘74.
Robert has his Ph.D. and is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Microbiology at Texas A & M College of Medicine. Alfred has his Ph.D. in Astronomy and teaches at San Antonio College. Through their encouragement and availing himself of their experiences, Jason met representatives of SACNAS (The Society for the Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in the Sciences). Jason applied to the University of Chicago and was accepted. He started his studies this fall.
It was during the Annual Alumni Softball Tournament that Jason got to know Alfred and Robert Alaniz. He proudly gives thanks for his good fortune to his Holy Cross connections.