Brooklyn, NY + jd3480@nyu.edu 

 

Education

New York University, New York, NY

Master of Arts, Social and Cultural Analysis 2018 - 2021

Bachelor of Arts, Latino Studies - 2016 - 2019

 

Skills

  • Fluent in Spanish (reading, writing, speaking)

  • Certified community producer with BRIC Media, Brooklyn

  • Proficient in photography, video, and audio production and editing

 

Awards & Publications

2019. Latino Studies Award. College of Arts and Science, New York University.

2018. Dean’s Undergraduate Research Fund. College of Arts and Science, New York University.

2016. Best Prose Award for “Ponce.” Gallatin Review. New York University.

 

Research Experience

Perfect Debt Storm, New York, NY

Student Investigator                                                                                           June 2018 - Present

  •  Part of research team conducting study about the relationship between incarceration and personal finances led by faculty in the Department of Social & Cultural Analysis

  • Developed questionnaire, conducted and transcribed interviews, and organized data

 

Just Leadership USA, New York, NY

Volunteer Leader for Free New York Campaign                                        January 2018 - June 2018

  • Attended bail arraignments in court to research processes

  • Wrote an original play about bail used for advocacy work with legislators

 

Prison Education Program (PEP), New York University

Research Fellow for PEP Documentation Project                                 January 2017 - August 2017

  • Conducted in-person 45-minute interviews to assess needs of men who have been incarcerated

  • Established communication between NYU PEP and reentry organizations

  • Developed a comprehensive guide to reentry services in New York City

 

Work Experience

Prison Education Program (PEP), New York University

Student Services Coordinator                                                               September 2019- Present

  • Photography and video for events

  • Manages office inventories, receives and organizes mail, maintains office space

  • Assists with special administrative projects and reentry services

 

Prison Education Program (PEP), New York University

Student Ambassador                                                                                      October 2016 - Present

  • Acts as an ambassador and representative for PEP

  • Speaks in classrooms and at events to discuss PEP and mass incarceration

 

Speaking Engagements & Exhibitions

August – October, 2019. Co-Producer, Graphic Artist. “Point of Triangulation” by Michelle Jones.

Gallatin Galleries, New York University.

 

March 13, 2019. Facilitator. Conference on Civic Engagement: The Criminal Justice System. Spence School, New York City.

 

 

January 29, 2019. Panelist. Critical Conversations: Experiences of Incarceration in the United States and Syria. Middle East Studies, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island.

 

 

September 20, 2018. Panelist. Community Partnerships: Strengthening the Relationship Between College in Prison and Life After Incarceration.

New York Consortium for Higher Education in Prison Conference. Greenwich, Connecticut.

 

April 25, 2018. Panelist. What is in a Name? A Conversation on the Power of Language Through the Lens of Criminal Justice. Petey Greene. New York University, New York City.

 

March 29, 2018. Organizer. Fatherhood After Incarceration.

Department of Social and Cultural Analysis. New York University, New York City.

 

March 14, 2018. Panelist. Mass Incarceration and Re-entry. Riverdale Country School, New York City.

 

March 5 - 7, 2018. Panelist. Beyond the Gates: The Past and Future of Prison Education Conference at Harvard. Harvard University, Massachusetts.

 

Various dates 2017-2018. Reader. Lives in Transition Writing Group.

Readings at Eyebeam, Fortnight Institute, and Molasses Books. New York City.  

 

October 21, 2017. Panelist. Cultivating Student Leadership, During and After Prison.

New York Consortium for Higher Education in Prison Conference. Columbia University, New York City.

Jose 

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