The position of Program Manager, which was previously held by Nick Wertsch, involves managing KI’s robust student programs and serving as the KI liaison with the broader DC community.
Juan is a first-generation and DACAmented graduate of the University of Texas at Austin, where he organized for five years in support of immigrant students and community members. Juan joins us from the Workers Defense Project, where he helped build a coalition of legal service providers in Central Texas.
“We are delighted to welcome Juan Belmán to Georgetown and the KI team,” said KI executive director Joe McCartin. “Juan brings a unique set of skills developed in his work on immigrant and labor rights issues as both a student activist and as a staff member for the Workers Defense Project, the largest worker center in Texas. His presence will allow KI to devote more attention to some of the most urgent issues of social justice that this country now faces.”
For the first time in KI’s history, a panel of current students participated in the hiring process. We are grateful for the time and thoughtfulness they dedicated to the candidate interviews.
“I am in awe of the opportunity to join the KI team,” shared Juan. “I look forward to meeting the Georgetown community and will work to make a positive difference on and off campus.”
Juan will begin his career at the KI on Monday, August 13.
Please join us in making him feel welcome at the Hilltop and the broader DC community.