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 public data 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.
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
LD ARCH 253 Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning Colloquium, Spring 2018
Data C104 Human Contexts and Ethics of Data, Fall 2020
Data 4AC Data and Justice, Spring 2021
Multicultural Community Center Advanced Graduate Fellow
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
Torres, Janet, and Kal 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.