Briana Torres began attending LAMusArt after receiving La Opinion’s annual scholarship. Under the guidance of LAMusArt alums Gilbert Fierro and Erick Altamirano, Briana was given the tools to flourish as an aspiring artist. After receiving a Bachelor of Arts in English and Art History from UCLA, Briana began teaching art to high school students in the San Fernando Valley. In the summer of 2016 she returned to LAMusArt. She is excited to be given the opportunity to teach at the institution that empowered her as a young artist. She hopes to create an environment for her students that is similar to her own experience at LAMusArt: a safe and supportive space where students are free to explore where ever their creativity takes them.