- Research Interests/Specializations
Janet’s primary research interests are climate change adaptation, multi-level governance, and sustainable development. She believes research in these topics requires an integrative and transdisciplinary strategy and uses a mixed methods approach to her own research, integrating physical geography, policy analysis, and ethnography within a relevant historical context. Her current research is on the development trajectory of the Republic of Cuba and the role of culture in improving the adaptive capacity of communities.
- Bachelor of Arts in Urban and Regional Planning at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
- Master of Science in Water Management & Hydrological Sciences at Texas A&M University at College Station
Janet Torres is a PhD candidate at the University of California, Berkeley in the Department of Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning. She has a Master’s of Science in Water Management and Hydrology with a focus on International Affairs from Texas A&M University and a Bachelor’s of Arts in Urban Planning from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
- Courses Taught
- LD ARCH 254 Rhetoric and Argumentation in Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning, Spring 2016
- LD ARCH 201 Ecological Factors in Urban Landscape Design, Fall 2016 & 2017
- ED4C Future Ecologies, Spring 2017
- Awards + Recognition
- Visiting Student Fellow at the Smithsonian Institute, Summer 2017
- The Green Initiative Fund Fall Mini-Award for 'Enhancing the Social Space of Strawberry Creek'
- Chancellor's Fellowship Award, UC Berkeley
- Selected Publications
Torres, Janet, and Kathleen O'Leary. "California Water Lines." Ground Up, no. 5 (2016): 76-79.
Houser, Chris, Sonia Garcia, and Janet Torres. "Effectiveness of geosciences exploration summer program (GEOX) for increasing awareness and knowledge of geosciences." Journal of Geoscience Education 63, no. 2 (2015): 116-126.