Andrew completed his doctoral program in 2021 at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst where he was a College of Education Fellow and Research Enhancement and Leadership Fellow. Dr. Torres has featured and performed at historical venues such as the Nuyorican Poets Cafe, the Bowery Poetry Club, and El Museo del Barrio. Most recently he was the keynote speaker of the 6th Annual Computer Science Summit at Rutgers University. He holds multiple publications including chapters in HipHopEd: The Compilation on Hip Hop Education Volume 3 and Critical Race Theory in Education: Informing Classroom Culture and Practice. His dissertation research centered on looking at the ways in which embodied arts, such as spoken word, might address raciocultural trauma within racially minoritized youth.