With a passion for social justice and interdisciplinary education, Priscilla Torres is a political science major, biology minor and McNair scholar at Loyola Marymount University. She has an interest in international relations that was sparked after a trip to Japan through the Tomodachi Inouye Scholars Program, which seeks to foster American-Japanese relations through student to student diplomacy. During the fall of 2015 she completed a congressional internship in Washington, D.C., participating in legislative research as a Keith Sherin Global Scholar. This past spring she received funding to take part in an international security course and conduct fieldwork in Northern Ireland focused on the importance of women in peacebuilding process. After graduation, Priscilla hopes to pursue a PhD in political science to study topics of peace and conflict, and U.S. foreign policy, hoping to become a professor to inspire a search for a deeper understanding of the world within future generations of political scientists.