William Garcia is an Afro-Nuyorican raised between New York and Puerto Rico. Garcia was born in Hato Rey. In 2015, Garcia completed his Masters degree in history at the University of Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras. His reseach interests are Afro-Latino history and education, hip-hop and reggaetón in the Caribbean, Critical Pedagogy and Puerto Rican transnational migration. Garcia also has an MA in Curriculum and Teaching from Teachers College--Columbia University in New York City. Garcia is currently an Instructor at The City College of New York at the Department of Latin American and Latino Studies.