Julio César Román is a Boston local artists, web designer, community engagement strategist, cultural broker, and social marketer and is responsible for the visual and artistic content and ideas for Noise and the City. He is also plays a significant role in community engagement initiatives.
Public education, after school and summer arts programs, sports, teachers, civic engagement and mentors played a critical role in Román’s personal, professional, and artistic development, which have led him to invest over 16 years in the non-profit sector by helping and mentoring and teaching students, youth, families, and artists. He has taught computer and art classes at Urban College and developed project-based curricula. Currently, Roman works for the Boston Public Schools at a High School. He was the founding coordinator, manager, and youth development director at IBA-Inquilinos Boricuas en Action and few years later the Arts Director; Senior Program Director at Centro Latino, Chelsea, Mass; and Alumni Fellow at Year Up, Boston.
Mr. Román was born in Mayagüez, Puerto Rico and lived for a time in Hartford, Connecticut. He moved to Boston to study at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, where he received a Diploma in Fine Arts, Fifth Year Certificate, and a Bachelor of Fine Arts. He went on to study Social Policy, receiving a Master of Public Policy from Tufts University.
Mr. Román believes that through the arts, we are able to build stronger, more compassionate, sustainable, and socially conscious students and communities by bringing diverse people together to celebrate our similarities, understand and respect our differences, and work towards a more just and equal tomorrow for all.