Demetrius Felder

 

Where did you grow up and what was your first language?

I was born and raised in the South Bronx and English is my first (and only) language. 

What from your hometown do you wish you could find in New York City?

While I was born here in New York, my family comes from the south and mostly still lives in Atlanta, and so, the one thing I wish I could find here up North is some good ol' fashion southern food. 

Where did you go to college?

Fashion Institute of Technology

What was your favorite book in middle school?

I read a lot of books on astronomy when I was younger and while I did not have a favorite book per se, astronomy and physics are still my favorite subjects

What is your favorite thing to do when you are not teaching?

I love being active so I workout 4 to 5 days a week and I also love roller skating as well. 

What is your favorite quote?

"Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced." — James Baldwin. 

"Trabaja duro, sé inteligente. Sé bueno, cambia el mundo".