Mauricio Torres Jr. (he/him/él)
Director of Communications
Mauricio Torres, Director of Communications, is responsible for ensuring the Budget Center’s values and perspective on creating a just and equitable California are centered in the public conversation. He works closely with the Budget Center team to reach policymakers, advocates, and the media in sharing the organization's data and policy expertise to advance policies supporting Californians who have long been denied opportunities to share in the state’s wealth.
Prior to this role, Mauricio led the Budget Center’s digital strategy, including the organization’s website, email program, social media accounts, ads, and other digital assets. Before joining the Budget Center in 2019, he supported labor unions and green energy clients at Paschal Roth Public Affairs. Mauricio holds a master's degree in strategic communication and public relations from Sacred Heart University, and bachelor’s degrees in political science and communication studies from California State University, Sacramento (Stingers Up!). He is a board member at the Sacramento Lavender Library, Archives, and Cultural Exchange.
Mauricio is a proud Mexican-American and first-generation college graduate. Outside the office, you can find him cooking, at yoga, planning his next trip, or listening to podcasts.