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I am a trilingual (English, American Sign Language, Spanish) Black-Indigenous-Latino; psychological scientist-practitioner; passionate science communicator; sign language interpreter; group fitness instructor; certified holistic yoga teacher; artist; writer; musician; and proud father.

I am interested in improving access to physical and mental health education, assessment, and interventions for minoritized and underserved groups — always in close partnership with the communities I serve. I am committed to using decolonized qualitative and quantitative methods in my research and practice.  Finally, I am passionate about improving statistical and data analysis education for all.

2020 Updates

 

July 2020: I recently had the great pleasure of sharing what it means for me to identify as Black, Indigenous, Latino with The Xylom. This is my first written story to be published after hundreds of submissions over the last few years. Yay! More about this on my blog.

June, 2020: I am excited to have received a COVID-Affected Research Agenda (CARA) Grant of $1700 from the CUNY Publics Lab.  I will work with three amazing artists and humans (to co-create graphic novel/comic style science communication and infographics for my community engaged dissertation project: exploring how Black, Latino, and Indigenous young men and women living in the poorest areas of NYC are using the art of parkour to promote community, leadership, and health.

May 2020: My latest publication, The Syllabus as a Social Contract for Restorative Justice, was just released, as part of a Special Edition on the State of the Syllabus by the journal Syllabus.

February, 2020: I recently participated in The Story Collider, and am very pleased that my story, August One, was selected for the Story Collider Podcast (English transcript at link) Leap of Faith: Stories about finding and losing faith. This story was recorded December 2019 at The Tank NYC, (scroll to 21:22 for my story).

January, 2020: I am thrilled to have been selected as one of 15 Science Sentinels in the Civic Engagement and Leadership Program 2020 cohort by COMPASS SciComm.