Alec Torres was an NRI Buckley Fellow in National Review‘s New York office in 2013, during which time he was frequent contributor to National Review Online.
In 2014, he joined the office of Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) as speechwriter and communications assistant.
Alec graduated from Yale College in 2013, earning a degree in Humanities with Honors. During school, he wrote for the College’s premier conservative magazine, Light & Truth, traveled the world in America’s oldest underclassmen a cappella group, The Spizzwinks, and debated in the hall of the Conservative Party, an organization honored to count National Review’s storied founder as an alumnus. In 2011, Alec became one of the first members of the William F. Buckley, Jr. Program at Yale, a program devoted to introducing much needed intellectual diversity to a one-sided campus. As well as being on the student board, Alec co-directed the program’s first publication and managed recruitment efforts.
Though now a long time resident of the frigid and politically depressing region of America’s Northeast, Alec is a native of Southern California and bears that corner of the world’s characteristic sunny disposition— a disposition at times bewildering for a conservative who has neither voted for a winning candidate nor lived in a Republican state in his life. Nevertheless, the battles rage on and Alec was honored to be on the front lines with National Review.