Chaplain Davíd E. Patiño
Davíd Eli Patiño hails from Medellin, Colombia from where he immigrated to Massachusetts at the age of nine. He identifies as a first-generation, low-income, queer and translatinx.
Davíd is also a Stanford alumnx, class of 2014. He graduated with a B.A. in Political Science with a focus on Comparative Government, particularly state violence in Latin America. While at Stanford, he was part of many student and departmental initiatives including restarting La Familia, founding Latinxs Unidxs, founding Queerituality (predecessor to Refuge), studying abroad in Moscow, partaking in the Liberation & Politics trip to El Salvador, and being part of the Ujamaa and Sigma Theta Psi Multicultural Sorority communities.
He completed his M.A. in Christian Ethics and Theology from Union Theological Seminary in 2020 and recently graduated with a Masters of Divinity from Bexley-Seabury Seminary in 2023. During the pandemic, he served as an interfaith chaplain at Bellevue Hospital (the largest public hospital in NYC) and spent the past five years doing community building and evangelism work in the Harlem.
He is excited to be back on campus and be able to serve as a chaplain and mentor to students.
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