Griselda has been involved with BIC under several capacities for the past two years. She has organized Portuguese classes, co-taught the first ESOL for Social Justice Pilot Program, offers administrative support with workers' rights case intake, is a very loud and proud advocate at workers' rights and immigration rights rallies, and has honed her skills as a translator and interpreter at various conferences and trainings. Griselda has a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology from Boston University. She was born in Utica, NY, is of Mexican and Italian descent, and was introduced to Brazilian culture in 2005 when she lived in Varginha, Minas Gerais as an exchange student. She is grateful to have connected with the Boston area Brazilian community and eager to gain the necessary skills to foster a positive impact on immigration and workers’ rights policies!
Nicole DiSante was a volunteer at BIC in 2011. She lived in Brazil in 2010 on a Fulbright grant and made a documentary on bicycle politics. http://vimeo.com/29168999 She has recently moved to Boston from Tucson, Arizona where she is from. She is dedicated to social justice and community building.
KAROLINA DOS SANTOS
Karolina volunteered at BIC in 2011 while a sophomore at Harvard College studying Government with a focus on Latin America. She is a second-generation Brazilian and Mexican American originally from Newark, NJ. Her activities on-campus included being the secretary for the Harvard Undergraduate Brazilian Association, mentoring Brazilian high-school students in the greater Boston area, and participating in the Seneca. Her work at the Brazilian Immigrant Center included teaching adult immigrants beginner's English.
Alex Pereira volunteered at the Center from 2010 to 2012 as a high school student. He utilized his computer and graphic design skills at BIC.