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Torrina Harris
Program Director, Galveston

Torrina Harris is a poet, teacher, and advocate. She participates in open mics and poetry slams in the Houston and Galveston areas, serves as the Poet-in-Residence at Galveston Central Church, and is the Galveston Program Director for Iconoclast Artists. Her background is in offender education, teaching Anger Management and Drug and Alcohol Awareness to populations from the TDCJ Reentry & Integration Division and also to individuals on parole and probation. Torrina is currently pursuing a degree in Social Work at University of Houston, Clear Lake and serves as a volunteer guardian ad litem for CASA of Galveston County. Her educational and professional goals are to open doors for discussions, creating and establishing spaces free of judgement through arts and social work. Torrina hopes that this will allow catalysts for cyclical community deterioration to be identified, challenged, and changed to make transformation possible.