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.
Julie Rosali Garay, New London
Julie Rosali Garay was born in Caguas, Puerto Rico but was raised in New London, Connecticut. She is currently working on her bachelors in Sociology in Eastern Connecticut State University and hopes to pursue her masters in Higher Education. Since the age of 14 she has been involved in a small non-profit called F.R.E.S.H. New London where there main goal is to support and grow a sustainable and equitable food system in New London by educating and empowering youth and the community. Julie is currently the Youth Leadership Coordinator for the Youth Program working with young black and brown students, organizing and educating them on the impact they can have on there community.
Aida Silva, Hartford