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April 19th, 2017

Re: Recommendation for Felix Torres

To Whom It May Concern:

It is my pleasure to write this letter of recommendation for Felix Torres. Mr. Torres was my
neighbor for about 5 years. I am currently the Civic Engagement Coordinator for Building Healthy
Communities and have been in this position for the last 4 years. I have previously worked at the City of
Merceds Planning Department and before that I was a student at the University of California Merced. I
graduated in 2012 with a degree in Sociology and a minor in Spanish. I met Felix Torres in the basketball
court he has outside his drive way and quickly became impressed with Mr. Torres passion for the
basketball, but also learned about his interest in the community and also his ability to work well with

I had the privilege of working with Mr. Torres on a couple different occasions. First, Mr. Torres
participated in a Health4All forum in which we engaged with state senator Cannella and assembly
member Gray to expand healthcare coverage for undocumented individuals in Merced County. Second, I
worked with Mr. Torres on expanding his understanding of what an expanded healthcare system is and
he created a report for his class to educate and engage other youth into a social movement. Lastly, we
both participated in a basketball charity event where we helped raised money for the Boys and Girls
Club of Merced County. Mr. Torres has consistently showcased his passion and interested to be engaged
and involved in his community. In light of these experiences, I am honored to write this letter of
recommendation for Felix Torres and his Senior Portfolio.

Mr. Torres is dependable, has a phenomenal work ethic, and is driven. I have been very impressed with
Mr. Torres because of his dependability, every time I have ask for his support he has been there to lend
a hand at an event. Mr. Torres has always been a great friend and colleague at a very young age to work
with and he has my highest recommendation. If you would like additional details, please do not hesitate
to contact me and I would gladly furnish those for you.


Isai Palma
Administrative Coordinator
Building Healthy Communities, Merced