Javier Juarez, a Rhode Island resident and probably best known in Newport as a Newport Pedicabber, joined WUN’s Ryan Belmore to chat about his recent commencement speech at Brown University. Juarez shared how, as a Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipient, he got to the point of graduating from an Ivy League university with an advanced degree.

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Ryan Belmore is the Owner & Publisher of What's Up Newp, LLC. Belmore has led What's Up Newp since December 2012. Belmore also serves as the Sr. Editor - North America for Mountain News - publisher of OnTheSnow. In his spare time, Belmore serves as the Vice President for the Board of Directors at Fort Adams Trust and serves on the Board of Directors at Lucy's Hearth. Belmore is also a member and supporter of Local Independent Online News (LION) Publishers. Send questions, tips, and story ideas to Ryan@whatsupnewp.com.