By Roadtrip Nation

Jorge Arteaga


My road in life has been direct.
I’ve always loved history, especially U.S. history—I believe it’s important to know what’s happened before us and how things have come to be if we want to make change and progress in the future.
I earned my bachelor’s degree in American studies followed by master’s degrees in the study of the Americas and project management and operations.
I started my nonprofit career as a reservation specialist for the NYC Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Community Center.
After about two years with The Center, I followed my brother down to Fayetteville, North Carolina, to work in the arts.
In the South, I experienced homophobia, racism, and general confusion about my identity, which propelled me to want to work in racial justice.
I moved back to New York and got a job working in operations for the racial justice advocacy group Color of Change.
I joined Right To Be in 2019 as the director of operations and have since worked my way up to vice president of movement building.
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High School
American Studies
State University of New York at Old Westbury
Study of the Americas
The City College of New York
Project Management and Operations


Vice President of Movement Building

I lead all programmatic work for an organization dedicated to ending harassment.

Career Roadmap

My work combines:
My work combines:
Non-Profit Organizations
Upholding a Cause and Belief


The Noise I Shed

From Myself:

"They're going to think I'm not smart enough."

Challenges I Overcame


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