Yesi Camacho Torres


What brought you to work here?

My passion for research and working with young children!

What is one project you’re excited about that you are working on in the lab right now?

I am excited to begin seeing kiddos during the virtual home visits for the OCEAN Study!

Do you have any hidden talents? If so, what?

I am really good at doing makeup :)

What is something that you are personally working on improving (about yourself, about the world, about your community etc)?

More than ever before, I realize how important it is to care for our minds and bodies in order to be the best version of ourselves! I am working on identifying self-care strategies that work best for me.

What is something you have accomplished and are proud of outside of work?

I am actually very proud of being a licensed cosmetologist (in California). Completing so many training hours required major dedication but learning about color theory was so much fun!

Give us a snapshot of a moment of joy in your life.

Hot/iced cup of black milk tea at 8am :)

What is something that you enjoy doing outside of work?

I love painting furniture and other things––in the past three months, I have painted a dresser, two nightstands, a clothing rack, and a bike!

If you could be anything (outside from your current field) what would it be?

I love decorating and HomeGoods so if I could be anything, I would definitely be an interior designer!

What’s important to know about you?

That I absolutely love working with toddlers (especially 2-year-olds!)....if anyone ever needs a babysitter @ me