Jorge Juan Rodríguez V
I am the son of two Puerto Rican migrants who came to the united states a year before I was born. Though my mother was raised in the tall, curvy mountains of Barranquitas, and my father in the humid, bustling streets of Rio Piedras, I grew up with my parents, grandmother, and uncle in a small affordable housing community in urban Manchester, Connecticut. My story of diaspora, language, gender, race, and disability has propelled my academic journey, leading me to degrees in biblical studies, social theory, and liberation theology. I am a PhD Candidate in History at Union Theological Seminary writing a dissertation on Religion, Spirituality, and the New York Young Lords, and also serve as the Associate Director for Strategic Programming at the Hispanic Summer Program.
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