Bipeds of Brookland: Jeremy Vera
Born in Buffalo. Moved back to Puerto Rico. Hopped around California and Arizona as a high-schooler. Took a college internship in South Africa, then a Peace Corps stint in Guatemala. Finally, in August 2008, a permanent job in Washington at the Latin American Youth Center.
Jeremy Vera’s journey to Brookland is the definition of multicultural.
And it continues now, where he and his partner, Brian, host high school foreign exchange students through the Ayusa program.
“When I was sixteen, I met my first foreign exchange student, who became one of my best friends,” Jeremy recalls. “I started seeking out foreign exchange students as friends because I thought they were so interesting. I had…