Derick Gomez

Derick Gomez

Program and Research Assistant


I provide assistance for a range of projects out of our New York office, including Youth Thrive, New Jersey monitoring, and Expectant and Parenting Youth. This work runs the gamut and may include drafting newsletters, preparing and executing webinars, capturing minutes from meetings, or any other range of activities that keeps the work moving.

I do this work because

As the child of immigrants, I have a deep-seated commitment to equity and expanding opportunities for all youth and families.

I am most proud of

Developing Services for Recently Arrived Immigrants, a resource and referral guide informing recently arrived immigrants of city services available to all New York City residents.

Work History

  • Policy Research Fellow, New York City Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs
  • Team Leader, AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps
  • Staff Researcher, Samuel Proctor Oral History Program

Education and Awards

  • B.A. in History, University of Florida
  • University Scholars Program Research Grant Awardee, University of Florida grant for undergraduates completing thesis research
  • Charlotte High School (Florida) A-Team (quiz bowl) Captain

When the day is done

I love to search for the best Colombian food in the tristate area, write short stories that only my closest friends will read, and teach a class to young men in pretrial detention through the Rikers Debate Project.