Janu Tornell is of Cuban/Mexican heritage and a native of Las Vegas, Nevada. She currently is a professor at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas where she teaches Spanish and French. She recently finished her 14 year career as a Folies Bergere lead showgirl at the Tropicana Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada. She appeared in many media outlets for the Folies Bergere as their spokesperson. In 2004, she left the stage to be part of the cast of Survivor Palau on CBS. “My experience on Survivor is one that will forever be in my heart and mind as it solidified the significance of appreciation for what I am blessed with in this life.” She was asked by her fellow Survivor tribe mate and friend Coby Archa to take part in this fight for the people of Darfur her only answer was “Count me in!” “It is important to stand up for the less fortunate”. She hopes that everyone joins in on this most urgent cause.