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10-Second Bio: Raul Torres

Name: Raul (Rowdy!) Torres

Title: P/A I Web Publisher

Department/Unit: IR&C: Web Development

Location: Franklin, 7th floor

How long I’ve been with UCOP: September 1991

What I do for OP in five words or less: publish and maintain UCOP websites

The best part about working for OP: I have met a lot of amazing people and consider many of them very good friends.

Something you don’t know about me: Since 2003 I have participated in the annual AIDS bicycle ride called AIDS/LifeCycle, a 7-day, 545-mile bike ride from San Francisco to Los Angeles. I have rode my bike all around the Bay Area and have rode in charity rides from Santa Rosa to Palm Springs as well as around Lake Tahoe. I’m doing it again in 2010, visit my site and help me reach my goal: http://www.tofighthiv.org/goto/rowdy

One weird fact about the town I grew up in: I moved a lot growing up. I lived in many cities and towns, but one small town I lived in was Johnson City, Texas, the birthplace of President Lyndon Baines Johnson.  We lived there while he was in office and his small private landing strip was directly behind our home.  When he flew from DC headed to his Texas ranch, Air Force One would fly into Bergstrom AFB, in Austin, and then a small jet would fly him to Johnson City where his limo would whisk him away under cover of night.

If I could have any job in the world (besides the one I have now), I would be: Probably in a field where I could directly help less fortunate people cope with life’s struggles—a local charity of some sort.

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