My name is Domenico Ruggerio and I have a BA from Colgate University in Sociology and Anthropology (2008) and an MPS in Humanistic/Multicultural Education from SUNY New Paltz (2014). Since 2008, I have worked in higher education administration, specifically in multicultural affairs and programming, to support and empower historically underrepresented communities. Currently, I run the Bonner Leader Program at the College of Charleston, an access to education leadership program that centers service learning and civic engagement in larger social justice contexts. Prior to the College of Charleston, I was an Academic Advisor at Bard College, directed the ALANA (African American/Black, Latin@, Asian/Asian American and Native American) Cultural Center and LGBTQ Center at Vassar College, and was the Assistant Director and Asian/Pacific American Community Coordinator of the Multicultural Resource Center (MRC) at Oberlin College in Ohio. I am formally certified in social justice mediation from the Social Justice Mediation Institute, UMass Amherst (50 credit hours), and have skills in multipartial mediation, facilitation, and conflict resolution. I was raised in the Philippines and on Long Island. My intellectual pursuits include women’s studies, ethnic and american studies, critical mixed race studies, social justice education, and general cutting-edge thinking and scholarship.