Nahomi Matos Rondon
Nahomi Matos Rondón was born in Arecibo, Puerto Rico but raised in Carrizales, Hatillo until the age of ten. She and her family moved to Hollywood, FL in 2006 due to the worsening economic conditions and lack of opportunities on the island. Nahomi was immediately introduced to community work via afterschool and seasonal camp programs in which she participated, volunteered, and worked in, up until 2019. She graduated from FIU in 2018 with a Bachelor’s of Arts in International Relations, a minor in Sociology and Anthropology and certifications in Queer Studies, Brazilian Culture and Portuguese Language, and Latin American and Caribbean Studies. Along with communal work, Nahomi has delved into qualitative analysis and has participated in national, as well as international research projects, through departments such as the Robert Stempel College of Public Health and Social Work and the Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center. Nahomi’s organizing work emphasizes the importance of bringing about a multi-dimensional lense of what it means to be an individual in a front-line community during our current climate crisis.