Central Committee

Frank  Herrera

Frank Herrera

I was born and raised in San Diego, CA. I graduated with a BA in Liberal Arts with a specialization in linguistics from SDSU and a Master of Education: TESOL from USD.  After I graduated, I taught at the International Rescue Committee, Catholic Charities, and with CBET program. At one point, I taught nine classes from morning till late at night nearly every day to make ends meet.  I worked with refugees from Sudan, Russia, Iraq and many other countries.  I also worked at USD and Cuyamaca College as an ESL teacher.  After a year I started teaching at SDSU and eventually started a Pre-MBA/Pre-Master's program for primarily international students. I was the director of this program for around 10 years, before I came to Humboldt in the spring of 2019. 

Favorite Quote: “Don’t explain your philosophy. Embody it.”- Epictetus

Hobbies: Biking, freediving, running, and camping 

Areas of Interest: 

Social and Environmental Justice,Critical Pedagogy (transformative education),  Stoicism (philosophy). Deconstruction (Jasque Derrida's philosophical and literary analysis), Absurdism (Albert Camus), minimalism (sometimes called essentialism). 

Kintay Johnson

Kintay Johnson, Ph.D.

Special Programs: College of the Redwoods

Dr. Kintay Johnson is a first-generation student, CR and Humboldt alumni, and the current Director of Special Programs at College of the Redwoods. Dr. Johnson is a co-conspirator, advocate and ally, who believes in putting students first. He lives in beautiful Arcata, California with his wife Nellie, their 3 kids, his mom, and his dog.

Roberto  Monico

Roberto Mónico

Assistant Professor

I grew up in Los Angeles and am a first-generation college graduate. I earned my Ph.D. in Comparative Ethnic Studies and am now an assistant professor in the Department of Critical Race, Gender, and Sexuality Studies (CRGS). I have worked with system-impacted people for almost ten years. This work drives my research interests and is also personal because these are the people I knew growing up. In addition to being a part of the DMSI Central Committee, I am on the Ethnic Studies Council at Cal Poly Humboldt; I work closely with Project Rebound; I am the CRGS club advisor; and I am a member of the Palestine, Arabic, and Muslim (PAM) Caucus of the California Faculty Association (CFA).