Universidad del Turabo
Gurabo, Puerto Rico
I am a clinical psychologist with a passion for animals, especially for the satos (mutts in Puerto Rican slang). Since the beginning of my journey, I always knew that to create a better world one must be part of that change. I have committed my life in working with high-risk communities creating spaces for social justice and a more compassionate way of living.
In 2009, I funded a nonprofit organization primarily focused on humane education and creating nonviolent environments on the island and I have impacted more than 1,500 participants since my journey began. At the University, I have written and gotten approved proposals regarding sexual health and HIV prevention. I also developed the first course on the island regarding Human Animal Interactions and how to insert them in health-allied fields.