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Rogelio Novales

Graduate Student, SocDoc Program - Class of '16
Using participatory methods to tell stories of people who don't traditionally have the agency to author their own stories is the guiding force in his life. The reason he became an educator is the reason he became a filmmaker.
Education and Training: 
B.A. Film and Electronic Arts and Critical Studies, Long Beach State Education Credential, University of California, Berkeley
Educating and filmmaking are the same thing to Rogelio Novales, who has spent the last 10 years teaching high school and college students. One such program also dealt with teaching and mentoring parolees at a Computerized Literacy Program in various locations in the Los Angeles area, namely the Weingart Center in Skid Row. In 2011, Rogelio served as the New Media Director for a program sponsored by the Economic and Workforce Development for the Northern and Central region of California in which he managed a mid-ranged grant in designing media training and digital literacy programs specifically for Spanish-speaking migrant communities.