Nov 30, 2021 / Pediatric Developmental Disabilities

Get to Know our Staff: Angie Torres

What is your job title/your role at Scottish Rite for Children?  
I am a nurse practitioner in the Pediatric Developmental Disabilities (PDD) department.

What do you do on a daily basis or what sort of duties do you have at work? 
The PDD department offers interdisciplinary care to children who are seen in two main clinics — developmental-behavioral clinic and the spina bifida clinic, where I spend most of my time. I am also the PDD nurse practitioner who helps coordinate any PDD inpatient related needs. 

What was your first job? What path did you take to get here or what led you to Scottish Rite? How long have you worked here?
My first job was in high school at a financial industry company. I worked 10-hour shifts on weekends and assisted with processing money transfers to Central and South America. In hindsight, I had a bigger responsibility than I realized at that age! 

I’ve worked at Scottish Rite since 2009. I tell people all the time that I’ve “grown up” here. I started as a nurse extern during the summer and stayed on as a nurse tech until I graduated nursing school. I worked on the inpatient unit as a registered nurse and concurrently returned to school for my advanced practice nurse degree. I transitioned to the PDD department in 2014 and have been here ever since. 

What do you enjoy most about Scottish Rite?
I love Scottish Rite and everything it stands for! I feel so lucky to be able to closely collaborate with other disciplines to help achieve the best care possible for each patient and their family. 

Tell us something about your job that others might not already know. 
I recently started working with the Spina Bifida Association, helping to plan and create Spanish language material for Spina Bifida Education Day in 2022.  

What was the last thing you read?
Last night, I read The Three Ninja Pigs, by Corey Rosen Schwartz to my kids. 

What was the best vacation you ever took and why?
One of the best vacations I have experienced is when my husband and I went to the Royal Gorge in Colorado. We planned it at the last minute and literally drove all night to get there in time for our extreme zip-lining and white-water rafting adventure!  

Do you collect anything? How did you start?
I have refrigerator magnets from all of the places we have traveled.

Do you play any sports or instruments?
I do not play any sports/instruments, but I consider myself an avid sports fan. Before I had kids, I was a baseball “team mom” to my nephew’s baseball team. We have recently enrolled my son to participate in winter basketball … I can’t wait!

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