The stage name and persona have given a soft-spoken 24-year-old, who grew up as Rodolfo Lino, an outlet to explore his creative persona. Over the last couple of years, they have helped Mr. Lino find his footing after years of struggling.
The New York Times published a photo essay by Maureen Drennan, assistant professor in commercial photography at LaGuardia Community College, in the Sunday Times on April 22, 2018.
“Carlos Nin stays awake well into the night, keeping the same late hours he had as an alcoholic. His evenings are spent in the familiar company of barflies, revelers and party seekers."
Hermes Rosa Jr. “dropped out of the 11th grade in 2012, after what he described as a manic episode in his principal’s office during which he broke down in tears, left the building and went home.
Destina Garcia, a community health worker at Bronx-Lebanon Hospital, recently completed a new Community Health Worker Apprenticeship Program at LaGuardia Community College.
“You might think the typical college student lives in a state of bliss, spending each day moving among classes, parties and extracurricular activities. But the reality is that an increasingly small population of undergraduates enjoys that kind of life.
Preston Roberson-Charles is studying economics at LaGuardia Community College in Long Island City, Queens. Well spoken and charming, he wears gray Warby Parker glasses and keeps his jeans fashionably rolled at the ankle.