Alissa Torres, FAICP


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4200 S. John Young Parkway
Orlando
FL
32839-8659
United States

FAICP Statement

Alissa Barber Torres has dedicated her25-year career to planning practice, planning education, professional and community service, and leadership, including extensive service to the profession at the local, state, and national levels. Her exceptional commitment to students and emerging planners includes teaching at two Florida universities, volunteer service, mentoring, and outreach to underserved K-12students of color. Torres’s professional experience, academic contributions, focus on inclusivity and equity for underserved communities, and planning projects in Orange County, Florida, have supported the practice of planning and generations of planners in Central Florida and enhanced the community’s development, facilities, and quality of life.

Professional Biography

Alissa Barber Torres, PhD, AICP, CLTD, is a Chief Planner with Orange County Transportation Planning Division. She has over 25 years of experience in urban and regional planning that includes transportation, land use, economic development, public participation, and intergovernmental coordination in local government, private sector, and regional planning agencies. Alissa holds a Master's Degree in Urban and Regional Planning from Florida State University; a Ph.D. in Texts and Technology from the University of Central Florida; the Certified in Logistics, Transportation, and Distribution designation from APICS/ASCM; and membership in the American Institute of Certified Planners. Alissa is an adjunct instructor in the University of Florida’s urban planning Master’s degree program teaching transportation planning and policy.

Education

321749 | University of Central Florida
Graduation Date: December, 2010
Degree Level: PhD/J.D.

321749 | University of Central Florida
Graduation Date: December, 2010
Degree Level: PhD/J.D.

321749 | University of Central Florida
Graduation Date: December, 2010
Degree Level: PhD/J.D.

115306 | Florida State University
Graduation Date: May, 1998
Degree Level: Graduate
Planning Degree

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