Connect Program Coordinator,University of New Hampshire
Andres Mejia is a Carsey Fellow for New Hampshire Listens and the Connect Program Coordinator at the University of New Hampshire. He spends his work days supporting and advising students of color, multicultural, and first generation college students. Currently, Andres is a member on the President’s Commissions on the Status of People of Color, serves as a staff advisor for MOS:DEF (Men of Strength, Education and Family) a support group for men of color. He is a Social Justice Educator, and a core facilitator for the annual MLK Leadership Summit. Andres, graduated from UNH class of 2014 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Social Work, with minors in Women’s Studies and Race, Culture, Power. Andres’ area of interest include access to education for urban neighborhoods, social justice education in communities with low college degree rates, and civil engagement.
When Andres was a student he attended the 2012 MLK Summit. He served as chair of MOSAICO (Latina(o)/ Hispanic Student Organization), President of MOS:DEF (Men of Strength, Diversity, Education, and Family). Andres is from Boston, Massachusetts and has been living in the Durham/Dover area for the past eight years. Currently, Andres is in the Community Development Policy and Practice Master’s Program at UNH. Outside of his work schedule, Andres likes to travel, explore different restaurants, and go out dancing.