Ariel Torres

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Associate Director
Christmas Saucon Hall, Room 234

Ariel Torres (He/Him) brings a wealth of experience to the Lehigh community and seeks to center community engagement as a critical component of his work in the center and build relationships within the Lehigh Valley in support of students, staff, and faculty. Ariel previously worked as Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center's Administrative Manager, and then went on to become their Pride Programs Manager, which led to producing Lehigh Valley Pride for the last 4 years. Ariel is a longtime leader in the Lehigh Valley drag community as Elektra Fearce St. James and has experience engaging volunteers in support of numerous LGBTQ+ non-profits. Elektra Fearce St. James has performed across Pennsylvania & neighboring states and has received numerous drag titles including, Miss Gay Pennsylvania America (2009), Miss Stonewall (2009), Miss Gay Allentown America (2009), Miss Diamonz (2007-2008), and East Coast All American Goddess (2017). Elektra enjoys using her artistic vision to raise funds for LGBTQ+ organizations while celebrating drag as a cultural art form within the LGBTQ+ community. Ariel loves the super hero scene. His favorite character is Storm.