Rhode Island/URI, USA
(Level I – 2015)
I am a recent graduate of the University of Rhode Island with a B.A. in Communication Studies. I was born in Jamaica Queens, New York but raised in Providence, Rhode Island. I identify myself as a Latino of Colombian and Dominican descent. In attending this International Nonviolence Summer Institute, I hope to be better prepared with the tools necessary to teach my community how to be powerful agents of social change, while cultivating self-growth as a learner and individual. I am seeking nonviolence training to expand my perspective on what it truly takes to enact change in a social justice context. I want to use the knowledge and teach these methodologies to my community back in Providence. I believe this will significantly fuel my work as an aspiring educator in academia.