Fidel Velez – Program Coordinator

Fidel, who also goes by Anthony, earned his BA from the University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras campus. He then went on to do his MA in TESOL at the Inter-American University. He used to be the director of Burke Languages in Puerto Rico before moving to Shenzhen, China, to teach English as a second language. After returning to America, he worked as an ESL teacher in language schools within the DC area.

In his spare time, Fidel volunteers with organizations that help protect the rights of immigrants. He also volunteers as an English teacher at one of the local churches.