Jomaira Salas Pujols

I am a Black Latina and the daughter of working-class Dominican immigrants. I was raised by generations of Dominican women who showed me what love, care, laughter, and accountability looks like in practice. I am committed to centering, listening, and learning from other Black girls and girls of color who challenge oppression in their everyday lives. As a PhD student in Sociology at Rutgers University, I study the visible and invisible ways in which women of color resist and unsettle educational institutions. I also create social justice-centered curriculums and trainings on college access for local non-profit institutions. I conduct research on Afro-Latin@ racial identity and the Census through the Afro-Latin@ Forum and serve as a special representative on the board of trustees of my alma mater, Bryn Mawr College. I love swimming, reading, yoga, and the Real Housewives of Atlanta.