Nelson Carillo, M.S. Ed.
Senior Academic Advisor
Office of Accessibility and Accommodations Services
Medgar Evers College, CUNY
Nelson Carrillo was born and raised in Bayamon, Puerto Rico, “La Isla del Encanto.” He is a proud alum of Medgar Evers College and Brooklyn College, and is currently a doctoral candidate at St. John’s University, School of Education. He joined the staff of Medgar Evers College thirty-six years ago. In his current role as Senior Academic Advisor in the Office of Accessibility and Accommodations Services he assists students, in a gratifying and rewarding capacity, guiding them through their academic journey from freshman to senior. As a former bodybuilding competitor, he is passionate about fitness and wellness. The newest chapter of his life consists of spending time with his grandson, and teaching him about family values, Latina/o heritage, culture, arts, music, and traditional Puerto Rican food. He sends out positive thoughts and prayers to Puerto Rico and all its beautiful neighboring islands in the Caribbean affected by Hurricane Fiona.