G. David Torres, of Arroyo Seco, is now a member of the Harvard University Class of 2017. He graduated recently with a Bachelor of Arts degree in physics and a Bachelor of Arts degree in mathematics, magna cum laude. The weeklong festivities were capped by Mark Zuckerberg as the commencement speaker and former Vice President Joe Biden as the Class Day speaker.
Torres was the valedictorian of the Taos High School Class of 2012. He is the son of David A. and Kristen Torres, of El Salto; the grandson of the late Luis O. and Bernice Torres; and the grandson of the late George and Georgia Vasko, of Austin, Texas. He has been accepted into the University of Texas, Austin, where he is pursuing his Ph.D. He will work at Princeton University during the summer.