Domenico Romero is currently a program officer at the Unitarian Universalist Veatch Program at Shelter Rock. Romero has over twenty years of experience supporting movements for social justice in Mexico and the United States, with an emphasis on increasing the quality and breadth of people’s participation in the political and economic arenas. He holds a PhD in political science from the CUNY Graduate Center and the focus of his research are social movements, participatory democracy, and participatory economics. Prior to joining Veatch he worked as a consultant doing research, policy analysis, and political education on projects that support grassroots movements, and also taught political science at Queens College, CUNY. Before this, he coordinated leadership building, campaign development, and electoral organizing in various organizations supporting low-income and immigrant communities, such as Neighbor to Neighbor MA, the Long Island Civic Participation Project, the Organizing Support Center, and the Latino Workers’ Center in the U.S., and also worked with organizations fighting for democratization, human rights, and economic justice in Mexico.