Juan Tello is a RefugeeRISE AmeriCorps member from Fairfield, Iowa serving with the Iowa Commission of Latino Affairs. He assists with their COVID-19 emergency hotline for Spanish-speaking community members, La Línea de Ayuda.
Juan is currently a junior at the University of Iowa, double majoring in chemical engineering and biochemistry. Juan is also a second-generation American, with his mother and father having immigrated from Guatemala and Mexico, respectively.
Through RISE AmeriCorps, Juan hopes to develop his leadership and communication skills while also helping the Iowa Latino community during the COVID-19 pandemic.