A photograph of Kevin Pajaro-Mariñez, a fellow with NH Listens and the Assistant Director of Equity and Inclusion at Phillips Exeter Academy

Kevin Pajaro-Mariñez

Assistant Director of Equity and Inclusion, Phillips Exeter Academy
Carsey Fellow

Kevin Pajaro-Mariñez (he/him/his) is a first-generation Black Latino with Colombian and Dominican roots. He was born in Queens, NY, but was raised in the wonderful city of Providence, RI. Kevin attended the University of Rhode Island where he earned his bachelors in Communication Studies. Thereafter, he attended Michigan State University where he earned his Master’s degree in Student Affairs Administration.

Currently, Kevin serves as the inaugural Assistant Director for Equity and Inclusion at Phillips Exeter Academy. Outside of his professional work, Kevin founded a community-based reading group called the Black Men’s Reading and Reflection Group (BMRRG) where Black men come together to think more expansively about masculinity. He enjoys dancing bachata and salsa, collecting cool socks, and playing video games.