João (he/him) is a 2016 graduate of Amherst College. At Amherst, he majored in Political Science and received a certificate in Latin American, Caribbean, and Latino Studies. While at the QRC, João was a Community Outreach Coordinator. When asked how the QRC impacted his time at Amherst, João had this to say: “The QRC really shaped my Amherst experience…Through activism, some students and I advocated for a proper resource center, with its own funding and a selected staff person to take care of it. And the QRC became my second home; I’d study, work, relax and laugh there. The QRC gave me community when I wasn't quite sure where to find it. Being a queer Latinx as well as an international student was hard to navigate at Amherst, but somehow all my identities would fit in the QRC.” João is currently working at Semesp, a national association for private universities in Brazil. He intends to pursue a Master’s in Education in the next two years. He is based in São Paulo, Brazil.