Jelissa De Torres

Carpentry Apprentice

Jelissa is a carpentry apprentice, welder, entrepreneur, and advocate for women in the trades.

Outside of work and trades advocacy, she runs a business designing and building a variety of custom wood pieces and displays for local event planners, decorators, and makers.

She serves as a regional representative for the BC Centre for Women in the Trades and is a board member for the non-profit's Build a Dream and The BC Tradeswomen Society.

She loves to provide mentorship and guidance to women who are just starting their career in the trades or who are considering, yet hesitant, to pursue one.

She also seeks to change the negative stigma of a trades career and make pursuing a career in this industry more appealing and accessible to those who are underrepresented.