Culture and External Affairs Team
Pablo Torres was born in Toronto, Canada to Chilean parents. He took a tour of the Toronto High School system as a student, attending three schools in 5 years (High School was 5 years then). He went on to graduate from Ryerson University with a degree in Urban & Regional Planning, with a minor in Public Administration. After working two years for the City of Toronto's Urban Planning Department, he went on take a job in East Harlem as the Assistant District Manager for Manhattan Community Board 11. His time there led him to his work in Educational Equity. He was a founder of a stand alone High School in East Harlem. He comes to MESA in the role of Director of Culture & External Affairs, with a focus on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and creating partnerships to support current MESA programming and "Grade 13" expansion.
Ms. Ramos is a recent graduate of MESA Charter High School.
Ms. Soto was born and raised in the Dominican Republic where she attended the University Autonoma of Santo Domingo and received a degree in cinematography. She later moved to the United States and is a resident of Bushwick. Ms. Soto is a fluent Spanish speaker and provides much of MESA’s translation services. She has two sons, Aaron and Steven, who are honorary MESA Warriors.