Mike Ferrer

Mike Ferrer’s mother migrated from Sabana Grande, Puerto Rico to New York City, where he was born in 1958. Ferrer grew up in Manhattan, Queens, and Lorain, Ohio and attended Bowling Green University, where he enlisted during his final semester. He was recruited to the Commander in Chief’s guard during his service, and became director of the Lorain youth center after leaving. During his interview, Garcia discusses his early life, understanding of identity, and current work.