Connie Ochoa-Torres was born in Oxnard and raised in Ventura. Her mother was a farm worker and she grew up listening to her stories of working while pregnant, joining marches for fieldworker rights, and even the time she had met Cesar Chavez. Connie was always told that the hard work and sacrifices were so that she can have a better life.
Connie has a bachelors degree in Psychology and Education. She is studying to become a teacher. She hopes that her role in the education system can be to uplift our youth who come from diverse backgrounds and encourage them to be the best they can be. She joined this organization as a volunteer for the arts and crafts center in Laundry Love, but stayed because of how much she loves the families.