Davis Rodriguez Melendez

Davis Rodriguez Melendez, MA, is a native son from San Juan, Puerto Rico, and has been involved with Playback Theater for 11 years. Prior to joining BAPT, he was a founding member of Philadelphia Queer Playback (2001 - 2004) and Philadelphia Playback for Change (2005 - Present). He has participated in several Playback projects, including being a member of the delegation that went to New Orleans after hurricane Katrina. He completed the Playback Leadership training program at Centre for Playback in 2010. In addition, he has been a community organizer within the Latino and LGBT communities, a Spanish and Latin American Studies professor at Temple University (1999 - 2004), Rutgers University (2001 - 2006) and Camden Community College (2001 - 2006). Davis relocated to Metro Jersey/NYC area to pursue a MSW at NYU’s Silver School of Social Work in 2009, and will be completing his degree in 2012. He's extremely excited, humbled and thankful for the opportunity to be part of BAPT and looks forward to doing lots of Playback as he adjusts to life in New York City.