Javier Torres is the Communications Coordinator at Openlands and an aspiring marketing and communications champion. Even though his background was heavily rooted in sports, his passion for the non-profit world originates from his experience participating in humanitarian missions providing relief to heavily affected communities after Hurricane Maria hit his homeland, Puerto Rico, in 2017. He provided support in these missions through a fund-raising non-profit organization called Ayuda Para la Montaña (“Help for the Mountains” in Spanish). He was also a member and graduate consultant for the Medill Cause Marketing Initiative (CMI) in the Spring of 2022 at Northwestern University. Javier holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing from the University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez and a Master of Science in Integrated Marketing Communications from Northwestern University.