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Raul Torrez '95

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Raul Torrez '95 - White House Fellow & Bernalillo County District Attorney (Harvard University; London School of Economics; Stanford University)

Raúl Torrez '95 is a former federal prosecutor and was a senior adviser in President Obama's Department of Justice when he was selected to be a White House Fellow. He worked for nearly a decade as an Assistant United States Attorney, Assistant Attorney General, and Assistant District Attorney. Raúl is now the Bernalillo County District Attorney.

Prior to his legal career, Raúl helped a start-up company dedicated to good government. He also served as the Development Officer for the César E. Chávez Foundation. He is a past American Bar Association/Young Lawyers Division Scholar; a former Deputy Regional President of the Hispanic National Bar Association; a past Treasurer for the New Mexico Hispanic Bar Association; as well a former board member of the Rio Grande Community Development Corporation, a community-based, non-profit organization established to pursue, foster and promote economic development in Albuquerque's South Valley.

After graduating from Sandia Prep, Raúl received his undergraduate degree from Harvard University, went on to receive a Master's Degree from the London School of Economics, and attained his law degree from Stanford University. He currently lives in Albuquerque with his wife, Nasha, and their two children.