TBR Team Volunteers
Virginia Cuello Perez De Suarez
Virginia Cuello Perez De Suarez was born and raised in the Dominican Republic. She has been living in Cambridge for 6 years. She started volunteering at her daughter's school to help with the food pantry, and then started helping parents fill out forms to receive children's clothes or items they needed. Through this work, she met people that uplifted the community and showed her what it is to be involved. Since, she has worked tirelessly to ensure a safe place for all community members. She works directly with families addressing complex situations and facilitating options, resources to solve their problems. She has created a network of support liaison between a marginalized community, immigrants and Undocumented and the resources, information they need to survive.
Stephanie is a Haiti-born member of the Haitian-American community. She identifies as a cis-woman. Stephanie holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Connecticut, master's degree from University of London, SOAS, and is currently a PhD candidate at Goldsmiths, University of London in the Sociology Department. Stephanie Guirand is a gender specialist who identifies as a Black feminist. Her thesis focuses on housing policy, housing transience, and census undercounting among African-descended men who ‘live’ between multiple households. Stephanie is the treasurer of Goldsmiths Racialised Postgraduate Network (GRPN), the secretary of the Board of Directors at AMINGA: Youth Sports Development Program, and a founding member of The Black Response Cambridge that has convened the process for developing the Cambridge HEART.
Sara has called Cambridge, MA her home since 2013. She was born in a rural area of Japan, but grew up in two massive cities in South East Asia (Singapore and Ho Chi Minh City). She adores house music, enjoys watching football (soccer) with the people close to her, and is saving up to welcome a dog. She recently received her Ph.D. and now works at a research center studying ways to support young people in their efforts to make the world more beautiful and just. She is a volunteer development coordinator for HEART and uses her skills as a grant writer, data analyst, researcher, and problem solver to support the formation of HEART. Sara is committed to imagining and building alternatives wherever she goes: what could it look like if…?