Neriel is an anti-racism facilitator, project & operations specialist, and current Strategist with ProInspire, a social impact capacity-building nonprofit. He brings with him over a decade of working with social impact organizations serving youth leaders, grassroots organizers, the im/migrant rights movement, and racial justice. In 2013 he co-founded RAISE, a pan-Asian undocumented youth-led collective, leading workshops, speaking on panels, and coordinating covenings with other national undocumented, immigrant, youth-led organizations. Neriel’s facilitation experience encompasses political education and activism workshops with Chinatown Youth Initiatives (CYI) Summer Leadership Institute (SLI), co-directing the annual Immigrant Youth Empowerment Conference (IYECon), and formerly managing operations and training educators with the Center for Racial Justice in Education. His immigration story has also been highlighted in The Huffington Post, The Daily News, NBC News Asian America, The Progressive, and the award-winning documentary: Why We Rise, recipient of the 2014 Loni Ding Award for Social Justice at the CAAMFest Film Festival. Neriel earned his BA from CUNY Hunter College, studying cultural anthropology and Asian American studies. In his free time he loves to explore new cities, hike our national parks, practice yoga, drink coffee, and edit food pictures. Neriel is committed to creating a world where we are rooted in community and each other, and can all live a life honoring our full humanity.