Steve Velazquez, Communications Associate (VISTA)

Steve is a glasses-wearing music dweeb with an obsession for all things coffee. As an 
ethnographer by trade, but a public humanities practitioner by heart, he’s committed to 
using his experience in curation and ethnography, digital storytelling and cultural placemaking, to help us explore the innovative ways we can upload our stories into sources for creating, connecting, and preserving creative community.

Steve received his BA in Ethnomusicology from Brown University. As a heritage worker, his past credits include the Smithsonian, the Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology, the City of Providence’s Department of Art, Culture + Tourism, 95.5 WBRU-FM, and most recently, the Steel Yard.