Service Learning Institute

Jissel Antonio


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Jissel is majoring in Humanities and Communications with a concentration in Ethnic and Gender studies and a minor in education. This will be her third year as a Service Learning Student Leader. Working at the SLI has allowed her to gain experience working with our local community, develop leadership skills, be introduced to different social topics/issues, and learn what it means to “serve” one’s community. Jissel loves to write and hopes to share untold stories through storytelling.

Title: Community Project for Youth (CPY) Service Learning Student Leader
Website: E-Portfolio, LinkedIn

Social Justice Interests / Social Justice Concerns:

Immigration rights, racial injustice, reproductive rights, education justice, the Fight for Ethnic studies, and Critical Race Theory

Research, Publications, Community Involvement, Achievements:

I am a McNair and UROC research scholar where with the help of my mentor Dr. Chrissy Hernandez we explore the histories of communities of color through storytelling and Autohistoria-Teoria.