Data Hub Coffee Hour

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Put on the greca and get comfortable for our first installment of the Data Hub coffee hour on Wednesday, September 22nd, at 2 PM EST! Jennifer Hinojosa (research director ), Damayra Figureoa-Lazu, & Jorge Soldevila (research assistants) will highlight the impact of Puerto Rico’s elderly and disabled populations for the 4 year Anniversary of Hurricane Maria. Our data lab team will also guide you through our interactive report that contains visualization and web mapping tools of the intersectionality of the impact of Hurricane Maria and vulnerable communities at the county and barrio level. Join us for an in-depth conversation and analysis via Zoom.

“This event will feature interpretation in English/Spanish by Babilla Collective and
Puerto Rican Sign Language by Ceiba interpreters”



Jennifer Hinojosa is the research director at the Center for Puerto Rican Studies at CUNY Hunter College. She holds a Master’s of Science in Geographical Sciences from University of Maryland, College Park and MA in Geography from SUNY Binghamton University. Her role as the data center coordinator is to manage projects related to Puerto Ricans in Puerto Rico and the U.S. mainland and to integrate GIS capabilities at the Center for Puerto Rican Studies (CENTRO). As a geographer by training, Ms. Hinojosa’s role in the GIS platform is to integrate Puerto Rico’s social, demographic, and economic data with GIS mapping capabilities to address current and future challenges related to post-Hurricane Maria. She interned at the Brookings Institution’s Metropolitan Policy Program in Washington D.C. Her research interests include GIS, socioeconomic disparities, migration, and demography.


Jorge Soldevila Irizarry is a MIS/IT Assistant at the Center for Puerto Rican Studies at CUNY Hunter College. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in History from the University of Puerto Rico – Mayagüez and is currently pursuing a Master of Arts in Geography at CUNY Hunter College. As a member of the Centro Data Lab, Jorge assists with data preparation and GIS mapping and analysis on subjects related to the Puerto Rican community in Puerto Rico and the U.S. mainland. He has also conducted research on Corsican migration to Puerto Rico and on Hurricane Maria’s impact on coastal erosion on the west coast of Puerto Rico. Currently he researches post hurricane Maria migration in the context of climate migration. Other research interests include environmental history, disasters, climate migration, and coloniality. 


Damayra Figueroa-Lazu is a Research Assistant at the Center for Puerto Rican Studies at CUNY Hunter College. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice and a Master of Arts in Sociology from St. John’s University. Her role as a research assistant is to prepare, collect, and analyze aggregate data along with assisting in the development of the GIS platform on any subject related to Puerto Rico and Puerto Ricans in the U.S. In her current position, she assists with the collection of data related to the damages of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico; has prepared, manipulated, and monitored extensive databases; has performed secondary research to inform results; and, performed statistical analyses using STATA, Tableau or Excel. Her research interests include socioeconomic disparities, coloniality, race and ethnicity, social stratification, and social movements. 


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September 22, 2021 at 2:00pm - 3pm
Diego Alcala Josephine Diaz John R Carlos Vargas Myra Rosa Venesa Alicea-Chuqui Minerva Mella Myriam Borges Thompson Yamila Irizarry Yolanda Cintron Lugo Saliou Diop Rennie Burke Walter Alomar Giovanna Castro Ray Bridgewater clara rodriguez Clara Galvano Krystal Garcia Alexandria Jackson sarah mangle Harvey Walker Ediberto Saldana Ela Banerjee Karla Perdomo Erica Wise Gabriela Baeza Ventura Daniel Melendez Milagros Amaro R R Jessica Kiefer Peggy Anastos Damaris Santiago Alexandra Mendez Alejandro Epifanio Torres Laura Robles-Torres Alma Diaz Chris Gearheart Deevah Melendez-Morales Elizabeth Taveras Jessica Pabón Mayako Ishikawa Jasmin Velez David Galarza Perla de Leon barbara Medina Maria Bermudez Hector Velez Guadalupe María Acosta Cruz

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