Carlos José Chaparro, New Haven
Carlos José Chaparro is a student and a Business Banking Specialist in the Greater New Haven area. Currently, he attends Albertus Magnus College where he studies finance and is passionate about finding solutions to the issues that Puerto Rico and its diaspora are facing. As a member of the Puerto Rican diaspora, he feels a sense of responsibility to ensure that people on the island are heard and to stand with them in solidarity. Carlos comes with a diverse group of experiences from his work with other organizations such as the Department of Children & Families, Inspirica Inc., and Casa Otoñal. Coupled with his experience in the financial services sector, he is confident that he brings character, leadership, and the relationships necessary to meet the goals needed to produce change for his people.
Alexis Rodríguez, Fairfield
Alexis (Norwalk, CT) joined the Connecticut Puerto Rican Agenda to represent, educate, and advocate for Puerto Rico. He believes in establishing a statewide (and diaspora-wide) effort to develop and strengthen links with communities in Puerto Rico. He has spent over a decade working with and for underprivileged youth throughout Connecticut in various capacities. His main interests are in the areas of decolonization, education, and the environment.
James Flores, Windham
James Flores is a Windham Town Councilman and long time advocate for an independent Puerto Rico.
Aida Silva, Hartford