Richard was born and raised in Jamaica, Queens until the age of two. He lived in the Dominican Republic for the next four years. Upon his return, his family settled in the Riverdale/Marble Hill area of the Bronx.
Richard attended SUNY: Binghamton University and received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and Sociology with a minor in Latin American Studies. He’s currently working on his Masters Degree in Education.
Up until very recently, Richard was the Event Planner/Coordinator for the Pace Downtown Campus. Prior to that, he was the liaison for the Council President in the City of Yonkers. Since 2007, he’s worked as a consultant and summer program coordinator for Upward Bound—and as a career development and college readiness workshop facilitator for the Children’s Aid Society. Richard recently became an Academic Coach for the Oasis Program at Pace University.
Among his many interests are camping, hiking and football.