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Brenda L. Domínguez-Rosado, was born Fairbanks, Alaska to a Puerto Rican mother and a Mexican-American father. Since 1970 she has lived in various towns in Puerto Rico, Vega Baja being her hometown for the past 19 years. She has been an educator at both the high school and university levels for the past twenty-five years and is currently pursuing a PhD in Language and Literature of the Anglophone Caribbean from the University of Puerto Rico in Río Piedras. bldr_00693@yahoo.com.


Mirerza González-Vélez holds a Ph.D. in Mass Communication and Journalism from the University of Iowa. She teaches conceptual and hands-on courses in communication, such as communication theory intercultural communication, organizational communication, and public speaking. She coordinates UPR-RP institutional actions related to the assessment of institutional effectiveness and students learning outcomes. mirerzag@gmail.com


Katherine Miranda is a Ph. D. candidate in the Caribbean Literature program of the English Department at the University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras. Her work focuses on the writing of Caribbean diasporas and its engagement –literal, metaphoric, and imaginary– with “home.” kmiranda354@aol.com


Roberto Rabin Director Fort Count Mirasol Museum, Vieques (Instituto de Cultura Puertorriqueña); Director/Founder Vieques Historic Archives; community activist with Committee for the; Rescue and Development of Vieques published and spoken extensively about Vieques, including several articles on Vieques/St. Croix relations. robert.rabin@cprdv.org


Nadjah Ríos Villarini received her Ph.D. and MA in Linguistic Anthropology from the University of Texas at Austin. Her academic interest is oriented to issues of language and power, language attitudes and language planning in Puerto Rico and the Caribbean. Currently she works as an assistant professor at the University of Puerto Rico, College of General Studies. nriosvilarini@gmail.com