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About the event

Put on the greca and get comfortable for The Center for Puerto Rican Studies at Hunter College, CUNY's 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. Centro's data lab team will also guide you through an 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.

Click here to Register and join us for an in-depth conversation and analysis via Zoom. *This event will be interpreted in PRSL, Spanish and English. Please reach out to [email protected] for accommodation requests, questions or concerns.


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.

This event is organized by The Center for Puerto Rican Studies at Hunter College, CUNY (Centro) and co-sponsored by the Puerto Rico Syllabus project led by Dr. Yarimar Bonilla as part of the Seminar on Public Engagement and Collaborative Research from the Center for the Humanities at The Graduate Center, CUNY.