Francisco Velazquez joined the Center in October 2019 as a reporting intern. Born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia, Francisco found his passion for storytelling anywhere he could find the truth. He is influenced by his Southern and Central American upbringing and is a fluent Spanish speaker. As he aspires to develop his own skills of storytelling, he is driven to widen people’s understanding of their placement in the world, and their integral part, within it. He is a senior majoring in Journalism and Anthropology with a certificate in Chican@/Latin@ Studies. He has interned at Harvard’s Immigration and Refugee Clinic. His words can be found at various publications and disheveled between countless notebooks.